SME focus - Long term strategy for the European industrial future

19-03-2020

This study focuses on the role of SMEs in Europe’s long-term industrial strategy. It introduces the recent SMEs and digital strategies, together with the European Green Deal. The author recommends the rigorous application of the Think Small First principle in impact assessments for legislation and policy evaluations, the development of different strategies for different SMEs segments, arguing in favour of an SME policy, which mirrors the digital and green twin transition. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

This study focuses on the role of SMEs in Europe’s long-term industrial strategy. It introduces the recent SMEs and digital strategies, together with the European Green Deal. The author recommends the rigorous application of the Think Small First principle in impact assessments for legislation and policy evaluations, the development of different strategies for different SMEs segments, arguing in favour of an SME policy, which mirrors the digital and green twin transition. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

Externe auteur

Stephanus Johannes SMIT, Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services LLP