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

Identification number in the register: 55820581197-35
Registration date: 20/02/2009 15:14:03

The information on this entity was last modified on: 19/02/2015 16:48:01
The date of the last annual update was: 19/02/2015 16:48:01
Next update due latest on: 19/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

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



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat, 4
Brussels 1040

(+32) 22307599

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Gunilla Almgren


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Peter Faross

Secretary General

    Goals / remit

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


    Specific activities covered by the Register

All policies that can have an influence on SMEs




- Stakeholder Consultation Group for consumer rules for online and digital purchases;
- Expert Group on Cloud Computing;
- TTIP advisory group



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)

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

100%: 15  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Chiara APREA 20/09/2014 18/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

1,835,975 €

0 €


183,077 €

DG Connect

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.