Statements by Günter Verheugen and "success stories" participants at the opening of the first European SME Week
The European SME Week is a campaign to promote entrepreneurship across Europe and to inform entrepreneurs about support available for them at European, national and local level. It allows SMEs to discover an array of information, advice, support and ideas to help them develop their activities. The SME Week seeks to encourage and support SMEs to reach their full potential. It also marks an opportunity to inspire potential entrepreneurs to 'take the plunge' and work towards achieving their aspirations.
The first European SME Week, taking place from 6 to 14 May 2009, was co-ordinated by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, but most of the events and activities taking place during the SME Week were organised by business organisations, support providers, regional and local authorities, and others in the participating countries.
The SME Week is one of the measures implementing the Small Business Act, the first comprehensive SME policy framework for the EU and its Member States.
34 successful European entrepreneurs took part in the opening of the first European SME Week on 6 May 2009. SHOTLISTLINKLINK