What does the EU do for small businesses?
What can the EU do for your business? Help you to get finance, partners, go international.
This portal gathers together all the information provided by the EU on and for SMEs, ranging from practical advice to policy issues.
Success story of the month
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
A young entrepreneur acquires practical knowledge with an experienced entrepreneur from another country before setting up his own business.
EU Loan Guarantees for SMEs
Access to financing is crucial for SMEs. They are able to get loans granted by a bank and guaranteed by the European Commission.
EU Venture Capital for SMEs
By taking a stake, the European Commission encourages investment funds to get involved with companies that have strong growth.
Partners through 'Enterprise Europe Network'
The Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission facilitates partnerships in more than 50 countries.
Technology Partners through Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission facilitates technology partnerships in more than 50 countries.
European standardisation of products and services facilitates access by SMEs to the European market of 500 million consumers.
Interview Vice-President Tajani (15/10/2012)
“Putting the real economy and SMEs at the centre of economic policies.”