Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme - Modern SME Policy for Growth and Employment
COM(2005) 551 final
The Commissions new approach provides a single coherent policy framework for EU actions in favour of SMEs.
The adopted communication puts particular focus on a more systematic consultation and cooperation with SME stakeholders to involve them in the policy-making process at an early stage, and thus benefit from their experience and increase their commitment in and ownership of the process.
The Commission proposes specific actions in five areas:
- Promoting entrepreneurship and skills
- Improving SMEs access to markets
- Cutting red tape
- Improving SMEs growth potential
- Strengthening dialogue and consultation with SME stakeholders