SMEunited aisbl (SMEunited)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

No figure available

Financial year: -

Lobbyists declared: 15 FTE (15)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 8

Lobbying costs over the years:


SMEunited aisbl (SMEunited)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

55820581197-35 (First registered: 20 Feb 2009)

Goals / Remit

SMEunited is the employer’s organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. As the European SME umbrella organisation, SMEunited incorporates more than 65 member organisations consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. Across the whole of Europe, SMEunited represents over 12 million enterprises with nearly 55 million employees.

The main objectives of SMEunited include:

- Monitoring the EU policy and legislative process and keeping its members informed on all matters of European Union policy of relevance to crafts, trades and SMEs
- Representing and promoting the interests, needs and opinions of its member organisations to the EU institutions and other international organisations
- Supporting its members academically, technically and legally on all areas of EU policy
- Supporting the idea of European integration and contributing to (...)


In principle all policies and all legislative files that can have an influence on SMEs. To have an update on these please consult our website: SMEunited endeavours to ensure that the interests of crafts and SMEs are taken into account in all legislation that has an impact on them. The key legislative areas in which SMEunited is active include:- Economic and fiscal policy ;- Education and vocational training (lifelong learning, recognition and transparency of qualifications, EIT);- Employment and social affairs (European Social Dialogue, labour law, social protection, social inclusion);- Enterprise policy (standardisation);- Environmental policy (sustainable development, chemicals, waste policy, energy policy, climate change);- Internal market and legal affairs (better regulation, consumer protection, IPR, company law, );- Regional policy and structural funds;- Sectoral policies (construction, healthcare, foodstuffs, retail, tourism, transport);


Head office:
Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat 4
Brussels 1040

Tel: 32 22307599