The EEA strives to create ideal regulatory and market conditions within which SMEs function across Europe by protecting their interests at all levels of governance, most notably in the areas of:

  • European Single Market
  • Freedom of Services
  • Fair Competition
  • Better Regulations

Our purpose as the EEA is to support creating ideal regulatory and market conditions for businesses, entrepreneurs, employers and SMEs within the EU. We consolidate common positions and communicate them to European stakeholders via declarations, open letters, memoranda, or legislative proposals, and all in the interest of Members. We do this by providing input in the decision-making processes that influence the market and regulatory conditions within which businesses, entrepreneurs, employers and SMEs function. The EEA also organizes its own and joint events to support and promote initiatives.

Our knowledge derives from the collective expertise of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, those who experience the regulatory and market challenges daily and come together under the EEA.

We combine this expertise with experience in legal affairs and government relations, making the EEA an influential voice for the core of what constitutes business in Europe.

Our fundamental interest is the creation of an equal playing field to allow fair competition across Europe. The two underlying principles to that are the freedom to provide services and the freedom to deliver goods. As is set out in the Services Directive, for example, it aims to facilitate the establishment of service providers both in their home jurisdictions and in other European countries. Unfortunately, red tape continues to exist, which can be because of regulatory uncertainty or slow processes in implementation. It is of EEA interest to remove these hindering factors and advise decision-makers on how to facilitate the freedom to provide services and goods with regard to future standards of innovation that SMEs account for.

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