The Directorate-General (DG) for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is the European Commission service responsible for:
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is based in Brussels and has several hundred staff working under the political leadership of Commissioner Thierry Breton. The DG is managed by Director-General Kerstin Jorna. Her work and the work of the DG as a whole is supported by the Chief Economist Team.
Commission DGs work together to achieve cross-cutting objectives, led by the Commission Executive Vice-Presidents and Vice-Presidents. We contribute to the Commision priorities
To promote growth in Europe, we work to:
Commission Decision C (2012) 4386 of 4 July 2012 has set up the group of experts on Enterprise and SME Policies
In order to get advise on enterprise, SME and industrial policies, the Commission has set up a group of experts called the 'Enterprise and SME Policies Group'.
The tasks of the group are:
The group consists of two chambers; the 'Enterprise Policy Group' and 'The Network of SME Envoys'.
The 'Enterprise Policy Group' consists of Directors Generals from Member States' public administrations who are responsible for industrial and enterprise policy issues.
The 'Enterprise Policy Group' meets 3 times per year. One of the meetings is a joint meeting with 'The Network of SME Envoys'.
The Commission may invite experts from outside the group with specific competence in a subject on the agenda to participate in the work of the group. In addition, the Commission may give observer status to individuals, organisations, EEA countries and candidate countries.
From 2014 to 2020, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is responsible for a budget of almost €5 billion to implement:
While DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs maintains policy control of its support programmes, financial management is largely taken care of by
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs also supervises certain regulatory agencies:
As part of the Commission's commitment to transparency, the Secretary-General publishes information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals. Read more on information on meetings held by the Director-General.