Family Business Working Group

Together for a more sustainable Europe – FAFCE and SME Connect to join forces

“The digital and the green transitions cannot be dissociated from the demographic transitions, we are therefore convinced of the strategic importance of joining our forces and working together for a more sustainable Europe”. This was the joint declaration that followed a meeting between Horst Heitz, Chair of the SME Connect Steering Group and Nicola Speranza,…

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SME Connect Answer to the Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Transparency Register

  On December 12th, SME Connect provided answers to questions asked by the Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Transparency Register. The full text of the response might be found in the link below.

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Tourism, Travel & Mobility Working Group

Regions, SMEs and regional airlines call for a strong and sustainable air connectivity for enhanced socio-economic cohesion across all Europe

Representing the regions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and regional aviation, three prominent European organisations, CPMR (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, ERA (European Regions Airline Association and SME Connect (the network of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), joined forces today with MEP Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Vice-chair of the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament to address the growing…

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Launching the Healthy Lifestyle
at Work & Home Initiative

The Healthy Lifestyle at Work & Home Initiative was founded by SME Connect and its network members Taxpayers Association of Europe, the European Economic Senate and the Burnout Network. The initiative was launched in Brussels in 2020, as part of the European plan to combat cancer and fight Covid-19. Its linchpin lies on the overall…

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Strengthening and Preserving
Vital European Regional Air Connectivity

Air transport is essential to the connectivity of Europe’s regions for social and economic cohesion. It is part of the interrelated entities that constitute the regional ecosystem and plays a social role for communities in several mainland regions, outermost regions and islands, and also contributes to the economic development of those regions (increasing tourism, investment…

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