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World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises

Identification number in the register: 45492036487-31
Registration date: 27/08/2011 16:28:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/04/2015 09:49:29
The date of the last annual update was: 29/04/2015 09:49:29
Next update due latest on: 29/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises


Civil Society Organization - non for profit

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Garas utca, 22
Budapest 1026

(+361) 315 10 59

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Norbert Knoll - Dornhoff

General Sercretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Gian Franco Terenzi


    Goals / remit

Mission Statement
1st General Meeting 23rd April 2010 in San Marino

Our commitment to serve Global SMEs

One of the priorities of the new World Union of SMEs will be to provide widespread information and foster awareness among the different national institutions of the countries belonging to the WORLD UNION as regards the true needs of micro-, small & medium enterprises which represent the basis of the economic fabric of all societies. The new Association shall develop strategies able to back the growth of this major economic sector and identify annual activities to be realised, to facilitate relations to the national associations and create moments of encounter that represent chances and opportunities of integration between the actors from different countries and geographic areas.

Our Mission

As our mission the UNION will assist Member Institutions in their dealings with national policy and represent the interests of SMEs at International and UN- Organisations based on professional analysis of actual situations and the challenges and problems of SMEs in the 21st Century. Thus the UNION will efficiently contribute to present proposals for solutions and reforms on regional level that can improve the business environment for SMEs in the sense of the World Bank Group “Ease of Doing Business”.

Establish itself as the premier international organisation advocating the interests of micro-small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at relevant international fora, before all national, regional and international bodies and with leading media that shape public opinion.

Perform as a strategic resource for SMEs and the organisations that represent them world-wide, with focus on those in developing and less developed economies. Facilitate access of SMEs to know-how and best practices, through training, technology transfer and other business development services that will enable SMEs to develop their techno-economic capability, modernise their management skills, support proper use of the intellectual property system, improve their information system and knowledge of e-business.

Foster international cooperation, encourage SMEs' linkages among SMEs and Governments, institutions, initiate formation of business alliances; and create mechanisms to facilitate cost-effective international networking and international trade opportunities for SMEs to enable them to reap the benefits of globalization.

Provide leadership and be a catalyst for building a supporting and synergistic network of civil society institutions so as to make SMEs competitive, sustainable, environmentally friendly, socially responsive, culturally sensitive and ethical in their business relationships.

Our Values

The WORLD UNION SMEs trusts in the principles of freedom and responsibility of entrepreneurs and in developing the environment and social conditions world wide by market mechanisms and social partnership. The implementation of the principle of subsidiarity, the limitation of bureaucratic obstacles to economic development and the protection of free competition based on efficiency are the main targets of the UNION.

Our Inter-related Thematic Priorities

1. Trade and quality production Capacity-Building

• Enhancing the capacity of SMEs and women entrepreneur supporting
Organisations especially in developing countries and
countries with economies in transition to help SMEs to upgrade
production to competitive quality standards and to participate in global

• Assisting in the diffusion of modern and relevant technologies, through the UNIDO network of technology centres, support for technology management programmes, and road-mapping and foresight.

• Supporting the creation of export consortia, a specialized form of SME network.

• Designing and implementing national and regional commodity-based trade capacity-building programmes, in cooperation with international partner agencies such as WTO, UNIDO, ITC, FAO and


    Specific activities covered by the Register









Information of WUSME Members about SME policy of the EU and about SME oriented programs. Development of projects in Asian and African Countries for applications for funding by the European Investment Bank (EIB). Missions to African Countries, e.g. Republic of Gabon in February 2011 in cooperation with the local mision of the European Union.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 25



Office Bearers:
Presidente: Gian Franco Terenzi (San Marino – Europa)
Soita Shitanda (Kenya – Africa)
Mohamed Tajudin Alias (Malesia – Asia)
Akram Mendame (Gabon – Africa)
J.S.Juneja (India – Asia)
Robert Holtz (Francia – Europa)
Celso Cardenas (Paraguay – America)
Rodrigo Varela (Colombia – Americhe)
Li Zi Bin (Cina Asia)
Presidente Commissione Questioni Finanziarie:
Sun Xiu Chun (Cina – Asia)
Presidente Commissione Questioni Sociali:
Katarina Jagic (Croazia – Europa)
Presidente Commissione Questioni Economiche:
Joseph Kyalangilwa (RDC Congo – Africa)
Commissione Questioni Finanziarie:
Presidente: Sun Xiu Chun (Cina –Asia)
Segretario: Margit Batthyany (Ungheria – Europa)
Raul Uranga (Svizzera – Europa)
Sakho Tibou (Guinea – Africa)
Arun Agrawal (India – Asia)
Commissione Questioni Sociali:
Presidente: Katarina Jagic (Croazia – Europa)
Nicolas Magotswe Simani (Tanzania – Africa)
Segretario: Serges Lupuke Wabenga (RDC Congo – Africa)
Donatien Beya Tschidibu (Germania – Europa)
Muhammed Hussein (Somalia – Africa)
Silvia Morosanu (Romania – Europa)Commissione Questioni Economiche:
Presidente: Joseph Kyalangilwa (RDC Congo – Africa)
Robert Krapfenbaueri (Austria – Europa)
Loretta Menicucci (San Marino – Europa)
Segretario: Kathy Marhoffer (Austria /Pana – Americhe)
Muhammed Naeem (Pakistan – Asia)
Viene confermato Norbert W.Knoll-Dornhoff (Austria) quale Segretario Generale del WUSME.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation





    Financial data

04/2013  -  04/2014

< 9,999 €

60,000 €

30,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

30,000 €

30,000 €

30,000 €


    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: