The SME Strategy came out on 10 March 2020, just days before confinement measures were imposed across Europe in response to COVID-19 crisis. One year on, it is
The SME Strategy came out on 10 March 2020, just days before confinement measures were imposed across Europe in response to COVID-19 crisis. One year on, it is worth reviewing the implications of the pandemic on SMEs and – by logical extension – on the EU SME Strategy. How has the strategy been pursued and implemented in the intervening 12 months? Is the SME Strategy still fit for purpose?
As COVID-19 continues to test the viability of millions of SMEs in Europe, it is important to look forward and consider not just the shift in the economic context, but also the recovery and the EU’s ambitious policy programme. Invited guest speakers will discuss and exchange views on a range of concrete issues relating to digital and sustainable transitions, capacity building, regulatory burdens, market access, and SME-support measures necessary to drive and ensure a robust recovery.
Welcome and introductionGilbert Stimplin, Co-Chair of the SMEs and Economic Policy Committee of EUROCHAMBRES
Concluding remarksMichael Murphy, Chair of the Commission for Economic Policy, Committee of the Regions
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