The Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is responsible for EU policy on the single market, industry, entrepreneurship and small businesses.
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has been set-up by the European Commission to manage on its behalf several EU programmes in the fields of SME support & innovation, environment, climate action, energy and maritime affairs.
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network, partner of this campaign, helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
A cross-border entrepreneurial exchange program, which gives new entrepreneurs in any sector the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business, and gets the opportunity to cooperate with foreign partner, learns about new markets and bridges the skills gap.
European IP Helpdesk
The European IP Helpdesk is a service managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), with policy guidance provided by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow). It supports cross-border SME and research activities to manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and IP assets at an EU level.
It provides rapid and pragmatic solutions to citizens and businesses when they are experiencing difficulties while moving or doing business cross-border in the EU. SOLVIT is a free of charge service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.