Welcome to the latest edition of the SME Week Newsletter
The countdown has begun! Less than two weeks to go to this year’s SME Week and SME Assembly in Prague on 28-30 November 2022. Ahead of all the excitement of SME Week, in this month’s issue of our newsletter we bring you all the latest news from the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), along with a reminder to download the SME Assembly app, to make sure that you get the most out of the SME Assembly 2022.
In addition to the EEPA Awards ceremony, the SME Assembly will also host the finals of this year’s Youth Essay Competition and in this issue, we will introduce you to this year’s three finalists.
We also take a look at how Europe’s food-based SMEs stand to benefit from the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you too – so please share with us stories that you believe will be of interest to the wider SME community, along with your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming newsletter, or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.
We hope you enjoy the newsletter and look forward to meeting you in Prague and online at this year’s SME Assembly later in the month!
Keeping you up-to-date on all things EEPA!
In our last newsletter we took a closer look at the projects shortlisted in the first three EEPA categories. In this issue, we will focus on the final three categories of shortlisted projects Click here for a closer look at the projects shortlisted in Category 4: Supporting the Internationalisation of Business; here for Category 5: Supporting the Sustainable Transition; and here for Category 6: Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship.
It’s November and the countdown has begun to this year’s SME Assembly, which will take place in Prague on 28-30 November 2022. Make the most of your time at the SME Assembly experience by downloading the SME Assembly App, which will allow you to get access to the full programme, network with participants and learn more about the SME week.
You can find out more on how to attend the SME Assembly online here, and register for the app.
YEC - it's time to meet the finalists!
On the Promoting Enterprise portal, we have announced the three finalists for this year’s SME Week Youth Essay Competition (YEC). The standard of the submissions was very high and our jury had a difficult task, but nevertheless their deliberations have concluded, and three finalists have been announced. They will be travelling to Prague later this month to attend the SME Assembly 2022.
To find out more about this year’s finalists, click here.
SMEs and the EU Code of Conduct
Food SMEs are strongly encouraged to sign up to the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices. By signing up to the Code, SMEs adhere to a common EU path for sustainable food production and consumption. It will enable SMEs to benefit not only from an exchange of best practices to guide them on their sustainability journey but also the chance to demonstrate their sustainability actions.
This year Slush brings together 4,600 startup founders and operators, accompanied by 2,600 investors from 17 to 18 November in Helsinki. You can follow the news to come via the app here.
SME Week 2022 - Upcoming events
The European SME Week is a pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. It helps and supports existing entrepreneurs and encourages potential entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses. Find upcoming SME Week events here.
You can also organise your own event. Events can be submitted to the calendar and national coordinators will help with selection and organisation and offer general support.
The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged. The European Enterprise Promotion Awards is a key initiative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. This publication is financed under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is mostly managed by the EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency.