The ‘Smart Guide’ is part of a framework of publications on the support of SME Policy from Structural Funds.
SME Policy in European Regions
In order for SMEs to flourish, a winning concept which boosts competitiveness and shapes a sound business environment is vital. With 23 million SMEs spread out all over Europe, this is influenced in many ways, not only from EU and national level but also from regional policies. And to maintain a broad base of SMEs is very important for the economic tissue of a region and thus for its wealth and sustainability.
The EU contributes to its Member States’, as well as its regions’, success in this area by providing analysis, inspiration, programs and initiatives.