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Profile of registrant

Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland

Identification number in the register: 05673984520-73
Registration date: 12/11/10 12:30:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 31/10/14 09:14:42
The date of the last annual update was 31/10/14 09:14:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland
Acronym: MKB-Nederland
Legal status: association
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Leendert-Jan VISSER
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Mario VAN MIERLO
Position: Senior Adviser European Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Bezuidenhoutseweg 
P.O. box: 93002
The Hague 2509 AA
Telephone number: (+31) 15 2191212
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels Office:
Rue Archimède 5 (box 4)
1000 Brussels
Telephone: 02-5100.877

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland (“Royal Association SME-Netherlands”) …

The SME employers organisation of the Netherlands (“MKB” is the Dutch equivalent of SME) and its mission is to promote entrepreneurship.

The biggest employers organisation of the Netherlands.

Its members are 150 trade associations and 600 local and regional SME chapters, in total we represent 186.000 small- and medium-sized enterprises.

“One voice”: since 1995 uniting all SME associations in the Netherlands under one umbrella (having its roots in 1902, declared as a royal association in 1927).

Our members are grouped in five clusters: business services; retail; health and public services; industry and construction; leisure and “zakelijke gastvrijheid”.

Since 2009 we share offices with VNO-NCW in The Hague. The policy department is a shared one with VNO-NCW, the two associations and its boards are independent.

The Brussels office was founded in 1992 and since 2010 MKB-Nederland and VNO-NCW have a shared office opposite the Berlaymont-building.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

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

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

Active on the political and administrative European, national, regional and local level.

Social partner, both as a member of the Dutch Social-Economical Council and the European Social Economical Council.

At the European level we are member of UEAPME (SME employers) and EuroCommerce (retail).

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Transport


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

Member the European umbrella organisations:
- UEAPME (SME employers)
- EuroCommerce (retail)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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