Growth in Europe is unthinkable without the 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They represent 99.8 percent of all European companies and form the foundation for innovation, competition and jobs. SMEs provide two thirds of private sector jobs (almost 90 Million) and contribute to more than half of the total added value created by businesses in the EU. Nine out of ten SMEs are actually micro enterprises with fewer than 10 employees. They account for nearly 30% of the total employment in this sector. 

SMEs need appropriate framework conditions to develop their growth potential.

The experts of the Interreg Europe SME Competitiveness Policy Learning Platform have developed a Policy Brief on the SME policy of the European Union. It highlights the main instruments used by the EU in implementing the policy, such as the Small Business Act, the Green Action Plan for SMEs, etc.

Download the Policy Brief.

The work of the Policy Learning Platform is based on your demand. We will focus on topics and tools that are of interest for the policy makers. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about the Platform and request our services. Your contact person for SME competitiveness related questions is Philippe Delearde[email protected] 

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