What is the guide for?
The SME definition Recommendation that came into force on 1 January 2005 aims to ensure that support measures are granted only to those enterprises that genuinely need them. It is designed to be a practical tool to help SMEs identify themselves so they can receive support of the EU and its Member States.
Why a new version?
Last year the Commission carried out an evaluation of the user guide. An updated, clearer, completer and more user friendly version was deemed necessary.
The revised guide
We are happy to announce that the revised user guide is now available (in English) on our website.
Other language versions will be made available in autumn.