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SME Europe 2023 Forum

The SME Europe Forum marks a pivotal moment for us in 2023, serving as the initial step in our preparation for the 2024 European election campaign.

We have extended invitations to SME ecosystem representatives from the member states and entrepreneurs to showcase our past achievements and outline the future priorities of SME Europe members. Simultaneously, we aim to foster a direct dialogue with SMEs and their associations to discern their expectations and aspirations from us, as policymakers, and the EU. These insights will shape our SME Europe Manifesto, scheduled for presentation in February 2024.

 

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We stand for
European SMEs!

We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

SMEs are the power cells of the European economy. At the same time, they are also the most vulnerable to the economic cycles and bad government decisions. Our common goal is to secure the best possible opportunities for the development, creation of new jobs, innovation and success stories in Europe. I will continue my work towards these goals.

Ivan Stefanec Member of the European Parliament,
President of SME Europe

SMEs create new jobs and drive economic growth. The constructive part of my political vision is to design strategies with the needs of SMEs in mind, helping them to exploit the single market’s full potential.

Iuliu Winkler Member of the European Parliament,
First Vice-President of SME Europe

Behind every SME there is a personal story. It is often not a story of an immediate success, it is a business journey of errors and mistakes. In fact, failure is great, when you own it and start all over again until you succeed.

Angelika Winzig Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President & Treasurer of SME Europe

Despite the recognized importance of SMEs to the EU´s economy, they still face considerable obstacles. That is why SMEs have to be at the heart of who legislates. The European Union plays a key role in finding solutions for reducing the asymmetries between enterprises in different Member States in order to introduce a fairer and more equitable competition.

Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

I am committed to connecting SMEs to both European and international opportunities for financing and knowledge exchange. I worked on the review of the European Fund for Strategic Investments and advocated for its extension and for the creation of regional advisory hubs for SMEs.

Eva Maydell Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

My focus has always been on strengthening the business climate and empowering entrepreneurs. This has been paramount for me both as an entrepreneur myself, when I was mayor and now as member of the European Parliament."

Jörgen Warborn Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

I was born into an SME family. In my break from politics I had my own business for eleven years. That is why I am dedicated to strengthen the innovative dialogue between SMEs all over Europe and in the European Parliament. SMEs are the backbone of European culture and economy.

Pernille Weiss Member of the European Parliament,
Board Member of SME Europe

Compete globally by empowering people to risk and face new challenges. Digitalisation, e-skills, internationalisation should be at the heart of who believes, works and legislates for SMEs.

Isabel Benjumea Member of the European Parliament,
Board Member of SME Europe

Throughout my political career, I have always considered the SME sector as one of the most important engines of the EU economy. That is why I have shown special attention to the SMEs in all aspects of my actions and constantly advocated for their equal and fair conditions, taking into account their importance. Coming from a region in Croatia well known for our entrepreneurship, I am aware that a lot can be done for the sector from the European level and I am dedicated in further strengthening the collaboration between the European SMEs and policy makers.

Sunčana Glavak Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

Green transition in Lithuania Best practices, Examples and Lessons Learned

A Status Discussion: Will the Proposal for AI Work for SMEs?

Baltic debates collection Episode II: Latvia’s future as investment and growth region

Economic Situation in the Baltics: The Highest Inflation in the EU & the Impact for SMEs in Estonia

Evaluating Responsibilities Across the Value Chain: AI Act and its Consequences for European SMEs

AI Regulation and its Impact on SMEs: Focus on the French Presidency Proposals on General-Purpose AI

Will the WTO Waiver of Intellectual Property Rights help or harm the COVID Response?

Building a Fair and Trustworthy Data-Driven Economy for the Future

AI in the Healthcare Sector: Challenges and Opportunities for Legislation and SMEs

SME Digitalisation Workshop – Lessons from Estonia & Good Practices from Germany

Reflection on the Digital Markets Act IMCO Report

SMEs & Platform Work

Reaching Women's Economic Independence

How Can Wi-Fi Contribute to the EU Digital Decade?

How are SMEs Better Off When Seeking Patent Protection?

The new EU-China strategy

The Future of AI Regulation

Digital Markets Act: Tech Industry & SMEs

AI & SME Competitiveness

Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

A European Union of Equality

Implementation of the EU-China CAI

Business Impact Assessment for Covid-19

Making #DSA Work for SMEs

5G: Connectivity & Security for SMEs

Gatekeeper Rules for Digital Platforms & Their Impact on SMEs

COVID-19 & Cashless Payments

SME Impact Assessment - Survey Presentation

EU-China: a Strategic Conversation

Covid-19: Economic Response for SMEs

SME Star Awards 2018

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SME Europe -
Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Europe

We advise on EU legislation for small and medium enterprises. We aim at tight cooperation with all the stakeholders representing entrepreneurial sector as the entrepreneurs are given an early warning on legal development whist we receive their own evaluations on the effects of this will have on them

Legislative Initiatives

Contributing to the discourse of legislation and intervening in undesirable developments. We gather information, opinions and positions both locally in Brussels and in the member states.

Communication

Through public events for an open discourse bringing together various stakeholders of all levels: European Parliament, European Commission, associations, SMEs, field experts, etc

Mentoring Programmes

For SMEs bringing them into direct contact with the European institutions and explaining procedures of the EU

B2B Networking

By organising meeting and trips, both EU-wide and internationally

Launching Projects

By building up effective partnerships and sharing the know-how to support the first steps in cross-border cooperation

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Green transition in Lithuania – Best Practices, Examples and Lessons Learned

We stand for European SMEs! We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

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SME Europe Forum 2023

We stand for European SMEs! We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

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Working Breakfast: European Freelance & Future of Work

We stand for European SMEs! We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

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International Cross-border Trade: Challenges and Solutions facing SMEs

We stand for European SMEs! We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

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