Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the EU’s economy. They represent of all companies operating in the non-financial business sector, accounting for 67% of total employment and 57% of added value. Almost all of these SMEs are micro enterprises, employing less of 10 people. Notwithstanding the necessary actions required by national governments, the EU has a crucial role in creating a supportive environment for businesses across Europe.
This symposium will offer an opportunity to analyse the latest updates related to the EU policy on SMEs and entrepreneurship. It will explore its potential as a cross-sectoral issue, considering how complementary actions in other policy areas can have multiplier effects in strengthening its implementation. The conference will support the exchange of ideas and best practice, encouraging delegates to engage in a challenging debate with business representatives and policy makers at EU level.
14 Mar 2018 @ 10:00 am
14 Mar 2018 @ 04:30 pm
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Boulevard Avenue 17