The European SME Week will take place from 3 until 9 October 2011 and events under its umbrella can be organised from May until the end of December 2011.
The European SME Week is a Europe-wide communication campaign taking place in the 37 countries participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
The European SME Week aims to:
- inform entrepreneurs about the support available for their businesses (e.g. financing, access to business partners, advice, business education, etc.) at European, national regional and local level;
- promote entrepreneurship so that more Europeans, and in particular younger ones, seriously consider becoming an entrepreneur as a career option, and
- give recognition to entrepreneurs for their contribution to Europe’s welfare, job creation, innovation and competitiveness.