Board 2015 - 2019: MEP Winkler, MP Winzig, MEP Tajani, Dr. Friedrich, MEP Bendtsen, MEP Stefanec, MEP Boni, Santer, MEP Paunova
Founders: MEP Mauro, MEP Sedo-Alabar, Folias, MP Winzig, MEP Rübig, MEP Bendtsen, Commissioner Tajani, MEP Neynsky, Commissioner Hahn, MEP Winkler
The purpose of “SME Europe” (Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Europe) is to shape EU policies in a more SME friendly way. SMEs are the backbone of the European economy as it is especially them that create sustainable jobs, growth and prosperity. We closely cooperate with national business organisations and European policy makers within the EPP political family, with a particular focus on the European Parliament. As a pro-active organisation within the political networks of Christian-Democrats and Conservatives, we want to bring a new spirit and a fresh entrepreneurial wind into the political debate. The interests of SMEs are best served when market mechanisms can freely make an impact.