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Promote SMEs and boost entrepreneurship

Promote SMEs and boost entrepreneurship

This topic was among the priorities of the Vice-President’s mandate. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) run by dynamic entrepreneurs are the job generators of Europe. If we want to stimulate growth in Europe, we must look first to our SMEs. Several actions have been taken to achieve this goal: SMEs week 2010, "Small Business Act" for Europe (SBA), adoption of the late payments directive and improved access to finance.

24.02.2010Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs to boost creation of small enterprises
06.05.2010SME Finance Forum Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs
06.05.2010Latest trends in SMEs' access to finance and EU financial instruments
21.05.2010Reduced Chemicals fees for SMEs
25.05.2010European SME Week 2010 - Promoting and supporting entrepreneurship
25.05.2010Becoming your own boss? You tube generation tells you how
31.05.2010Winners of European Enterprise Awards successful at creating small businesses in times of crisis
04.06.201045% of Europeans would like to be their own boss if …
11.06.2010Small Businesses: Better policy support for EU’s job engine
06.07.2010Internationally active SMEs yield better results
28.09.2010SME Finance Forum: Ensuring access to credit and to finance to small businesses
13.10.2010Enterprise Europe Networks opens SME gateways to China and South Korea
28.10.2010Commission welcomes European Parliament approval for new rules against late payment
08.11.2010Commission opens gateway to China for European small and medium size enterprises
18.11.2010European SME Summit: How Green Makes Money
08.12.2010Women Entrepreneurs encouraged to take the plunge

What's Next

23.02.2011Communication on SBA midterm review
MarchSME Finance Forum: High Level Meeting
24-26.05.2011Winners of European Enterprise Awards announced at SBA good practice conference for SME stakeholders co-organised with the Hungarian EU Presidency
SummerCommission proposal for Erasmus for entrepreneurs programme
26.09.2011Annual Conference of the Enterprise Europe Network in collaboration with the Polish EU presidency
AutumnSME performance review
03-09.10.2011European SME Week 2011
NovemberLaunch of the European women entrepreneurs network
WinterProposal to reinforce support to EU SMEs in markets outside the EU
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