New Publication: how are cities and regions supporting SME’s?

Discover our catalogue of best practices shared by liberal local and regional authorities

Our group is dedicated to promoting an entrepreneurial spirit, as SMEs are key to the European recovery. They employ more than 100 million Europeans, and are vital to the economy, showing the creativity and innovation from our entrepreneurs. Almost 40 locally elected representatives, from 15 different countries, contributed to the “Supporting SMEs at the local and regional level” catalogue, bringing together several examples of local and regional support to SMEs by Renew Europe CoR members. It showcases various examples that aim to facilitate a local entrepreneurial spirit, putting SMEs at the heart of our European economy.

Our President François Decoster, Mayor of Saint-Omer, as well as members Mirja Vehkapera, Tobias Gotthardt, Thomas Rohden and Dainis Turlais recently spoke to the Renew Europe Task Force members in the European Parliament, presenting their actions and this catalogue to the chair of the Task Force, MEP Martina Dlabajová, and other MEPs such as Mauri Pekkarinen, Róża Thun Und Hohenstein and Iskra Mihaylova. Martina Dlabajová said: “With this brochure, we can see real and tangible impact for our European SMEs. We must now focus on using this potential, we must promote this initiative, and with the right tools continue to provide the necessary support to entrepreneurs.“


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