• SMEs remain key driver of Europe's economy

      SMEs remain key driver of Europe's economy

      Staying connected, sharing knowledge, ideas and best practices, and innovating was the focus of this year's, twelfth in a row, SME Assembly that took place in Graz from 19 to 21 November. It is the most important forum for small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, organised by the Commission in coordination with the Austrian Presidency of the Council. At Helmut List Halle got together more than 600 entrepreneurs, policy makers, experts, and people from academia, from the financial sector, but also researchers, local authorities, young talents - for a vibrant discussion on the challenges and the solutions for the way forward for SMEs in Europe.