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Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites
et Moyennes Entreprises) is the biggest confederation of voluntarily
associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We are a Brussels-based
business federation which currently counts 22 European associations among its members, with more than 2.1 million enterprises, employing over 16 million
people. It maintains relationships with 11 partner associations in Europe, the Americas,
Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME represents the interests of its members
towards the institutions of the European Union and strives to offer more
opportunities and real added value to our affiliates and their member companies.
See our programme for the European elections
2019 and our video campaign to vote
We regularly meet with top level policymakers, like European
Commissioners and Chairs of Parliamentary Committees at the European
Parliament. We lobby the European Union to always work towards the interest of
Europe’s Mittelstand, be it through
papers, our events and our online campaigns
supported by our networks of members across Europe.
Moreover European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME has coordinated many different
projects to the benefit of SME and their associations: two great recent
examples are MobiliseSME, that positively tested the possibility to set an Erasmus-like program
for the employees of SMEs in Europe, and DigitaliseSME, that connected companies in need of digitalisation with digital experts
from abroad who could help them start their digital transformation.
Other projects were e.g. EU-DualS, that set the basis for the
transfer of the German “Dual System” to other VET training systems in Europe, or
the research projects InCaS -
Intellectual Capital Statement, and its follow up CADIC.
The Confederation's long time president is Mario Ohoven of the
German BVMW/Der Mittelstand Association, and vice-presidents are Maurizio
Casasco (CONFAPI) and Valérie Guimard (AFDEE). The Board also
includes Mr. Patrick Meinhardt (BVMW) and Prof. Wolfgang Reinhard
(Chairman of the CDU Group at the Baden Würtennberg Regional parliament). The
Bruxelles office is led by the Secretary General Walter Grupp and the
Managing Director Stefan Moritz.
are interested to become a Member…
Are you an association gathering Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in
your country? Would you like to join a strong European confederation that
defends the interest of SMEs across the continent and that delivers real
added-value to its members and their affiliates due to its established
expertise and the width of its network?
If so, European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME is for you. Discover more about us
in our brochure (click the image to download) and contact us directly: