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Profile of registrant

Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl

Identification number in the register: 55820581197-35
Registration date: 20/02/09 15:14:03

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/02/14 16:42:29
The date of the last annual update was 14/02/14 16:42:29

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
Acronym: UEAPME
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Gunilla Almgren
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Peter Faross
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 22307599
Fax number: (+32) 22307861
Other contact information: e-mail:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: UEAPME is the employer’s organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. As the European SME umbrella organisation, UEAPME incorporates more than 80 member organisations consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. Across the whole of Europe, UEAPME represents over 12 million enterprises with nearly 55 million employees.

The main objectives of UEAPME include:

- Monitoring the EU policy and legislative process and keeping its members informed on all matters of European Union policy of relevance to crafts, trades and SMEs
- Representing and promoting the interests, needs and opinions of its member organisations to the EU institutions and other international organisations
- Supporting its members academically, technically and legally on all areas of EU policy
- Supporting the idea of European integration and contributing to European co-operation
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 15
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 19/02/14 14/02/15
Chiara Aprea 20/09/14 18/09/15
Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 22/02/14 14/02/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

UEAPME endeavours to ensure that the interests of crafts and SMEs are taken into account in all legislation that has an impact on them. Some of the key legislative areas in which UEAPME is active include:

- Economic and fiscal policy (Lisbon strategy, macroeconomic policy, taxation)
- Education and vocational training (lifelong learning, recognition and transparency of qualifications, EIT)
- Employment and social affairs (European Social Dialogue, labour law, social protection, social inclusion)
- Enterprise policy (access to finance, standardisation, CSR, R&D)
- Environmental policy (sustainable development, chemicals, waste policy, energy policy, climate change)
- Internal market and legal affairs (better regulation, services, consumer protection, IPR, company law, State aid)
- Regional policy and structural funds
- Sectoral policies (construction, healthcare, foodstuffs, retail, tourism, transport)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 2,150,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 305,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The abovementioned figure represents nearly 100% of our total annual budget and includes all costs directly or indirectly linked with interest representation.
Although entitled, UEAPME did NOT deduct the costs incurred in the framework of the European Social Dialogue in this declaration.

Code of conduct

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