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What are the key areas for digital change in the near future? And how can Europe make greater progress towards creating a Digital Single Market? These were the key questions covered by a high-level conference with senior speakers from policy, academia, business and think tanks organized by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) in Brussels on September 17th 2018. Featured topics of the conference were AI, 5G, IoT and cybersecurity policy – and what policies that should be front and centre as the EU gears up for new reforms. Moreover, it was discussed how countries in Europe can collaborate more to help best practices flow through Europe and push Europe-wide policy improvements.

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Starting from China, the COVID-19 outbreak has taken Europe by storm, forcing national governments to implement drastic measures and citizens to practice social distancing to minimize transmission. Although necessary, these measures have an undeniable impact on the European economy and especially SMEs, its backbone. While SMEs play a fundamental role in the value chain of […]

Date: 2020-04-06
Location: Zoom Webinar

On behalf of MEP Ivan Stefanec Member of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection President of SME Europe of the EPP, Board Member of SME Connect, SME Connect, SME Europe and Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers we cordially invite you to a Working Breakfast ‘A fixed EU Minimum Wage – a necessity, or a […]

Date: 2020-06-30
Location: Members Salon, European Parliament, Brussels

SME Europe of the EPP extends the invitation of Markus Pieper MEP and Markus Ferber MEP on behalf of the Parlamentskreis Mittelstand Europe of the CDU/CSU-Group in the European Parliament on EU SME Strategy: Chances and Challenges for SME Financing with Kristin Schreiber, Director at Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Date: 2020-03-25
Location: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels

Regulatory Affairs

Open letter from European DIGITAL SME Alliance and 48 SME associations, including Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers to President Charles Michel and the European Council

Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers. 

Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) that is now open for applications. Building on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the ICC seeks to help 100 small and medium-sized EU cities to support green, climate-neutral, sustainable growth; tackle the biggest urban challenges; and improve the quality of life. This 2.5 year programme will help 100 cities across the EU with […]

Position papers, presentation, declarations

Event hosted by MEP Ivan Stefanec and MEP Pernille Weiss with Key Speech from Executive Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS (European Commisison). ZPP VP Marcin Nowacki to take the floor in the panel expert that follows. Starting from China, the COVID-19 outbreak has taken Europe by storm, forcing national governments to implement drastic measures and citizens to practice […]

Position of The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the consultations concerning the common regulations for the minimum remuneration for work in the European Union. 

Digital Challengers Draft Agenda (Status: 22 January 2020)


Press Release: Amid the corona crisis, digital SMEs call on European Council for a 50% SME quota in EU’s digital innova on budget.

‘Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the European coordinated response to the COVID-19 outbreak’. 

‘POLITICO EU Influence: Crisis communication — Corona-lobbying — Community spirit’ by Cristina Gonzalez. 

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