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1980, by the joint action of H-XC1269 - International Association of Crafts and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (IACME), by: H-XD2005 - International Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Commercial Enterprises (IFSMC); H-XD2006 - International Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Industrial Enterprises (IFSMI); and U-XE3358 - Union of Craft Industries and Trades of the EEC, taking over the activities of UACEE which then ceased to exist. Original title: European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – Union européenne de l'artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises (UEAPME) – Europäische Union des Handwerks und der Klein- und Mittelbetriebe – Unione Europea dell' Artigianato e delle Piccole e Medie Imprese. Current title adopted 2018. Full title: SMEunited - Crafts and SMEs in Europe. Statutes modified 1996. Registered in accordance with Belgian law. EU Transparency Register: 55820581197-35.


Create an SME friendly climate in the EU in which SMEs can thrive; monitor EU policy and legislative process and keep members informed on all matters of relevance to crafts and SMEs; represent and promote interests of Crafts and SMEs to the EU institutions and other international organisations; support members academically, technically and legally on all areas of EU policy; support the idea of European integration and contribute to European cooperation.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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