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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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The European Enterprise Alliance, an initiative of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, will speak at an event organised by FEM EUROPE, the first European-wide association supporting interests of women in SMEs. The EEA Secretary General will join a German-speaking panel on regulatory burdens on SMEs.   To register, please use the following link:

Date: 2019-11-04
Location: Representation to the EU of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brussels

At the beginning of the new political cycle, METRO wants to highlight the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation for SMEs in different sectors of activity. We would like to invite you to our event: DIGITALISATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES: HOW TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE on 16 October from 6:00pm – 8:00pm  “The Office” Rue […]

Date: 2019-10-16
Location:  “The Office” Rue d´Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels

Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers invites you to join an invitation only debate on Terrorist Content Online Regulation. The lunch over event will take place on October 14th in Representation of Republic of Poland to the European Union. For more details and invitation please contact:

Date: 2019-11-14
Location: Representation of Republic of Poland to the European Union

Regulatory Affairs

The French and Hungarian Commissioner-designates have been nominated by Von der Leyen. Read more.

The EU Intellectual Property Offices have released a series of IP SME Scoreboard reports on why SMEs do or do not register IPRs, and the inherent challenges. Read more. 

European Economic and Social Committee study on “How state aid rules affect access to finance for SMEs and enterprises”. Read more. 

Position papers, presentation, declarations

ePrivacy: Joint Industry Letter

SME Connect – always up to date The new E-Commerce Working Group. 

Visit EUROPASS project website to find constantly updated information on the New Europass (including information on the e-portfolio, information provision, interoperability and framework for digitally signed credentials), as well as the meetings and expert workshops that are being conducted for its development. Interested parties can also send an e-mail to for additional information, to solve doubts and […]


“What’s driving Europe’s new aggressive stance on tech” according to Mark Scott from Politico.

Dave Keating from EurActiv discusses “Why the EU leads in digital regulation, but lags in digital innovation”.

European Commission Press Release: “Juncker Plan has made major impact on EU jobs and growth”.

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
ZPP Representation to the European Union

Square de Meeûs 38/40, 1000 Bruxelles

Head of the branch office of ZPP in the EU:
Agata Boutanos
Phone: + 32 476 590 602