The first European SME Week will take place from 6 to 14 May 2009 to promote entrepreneurship across Europe and to inform entrepreneurs about support available for them at a European, national and local level.
As well as encouraging and supporting SMEs to reach their full potential, it is hoped that the SME Week will inspire potential entrepreneurs to take the plunge. The event is co-ordinated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, but will be organised by business organisations, support providers, regional and local authorities.
The SME Week will be one of the first manifestations of the implementation of the Small Business Act, the first comprehensive SME policy framework for the EU and its Member States. To get involved, go to the SME Week website.