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SME definition: EBC considers the definition as still fit for purpose and asks for more support for micro enterprises and craftsmen

Today, the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament voted on the resolution of the definition of SMEs. EBC welcomes that the European Parliament is taking a pro-active approach on this issue, because those enterprises that are in real need of support and simple rules require special attention. However, in contrast to the ITRE committee, EBC believes the SME definition is still fit for purpose and any extension as regards to financial thresholds and owner-structure will be counter-productive.


INTERMAT 2018: SBS and EBC emphasise the importance to engage SMEs in digitalization and standardisation

On Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 26 April, EBC and Small Business Standards (SBS) participated to INTERMAT, the international exhibition for construction and infrastructure, in Paris, framed by 1,500 exhibitors presenting equipment, materials and solutions for civil engineering and structural building works.

Latest activities

Have a look at the EBC Annual Report 2016-2017. It's got a new fresh look and features key construction-related topics, from the performance of the sector and posting of workers to energy efficiency, circular economy, standardisation and much more. More linguistic versions available.


29-30 May 2018
SBS Board & Annual Conference, Brussels

4-9 June 2018
EU Sustainable Energy Week - EUSEW, Brussels

8 June 2018
EC Construction 2020 TG 1, Brussels

14-15 June 2018
UEAPME Board of Directors & General Assembly, Sofia

25 June 2018
Qualicheck Platform 1st European conference, Brussels

28-29 June 2018
EBC Annual Congress, Paris