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SME Policies of Local and Regional Authorities
A joint survey of the Dutch Province of Overijssel and the CoR

The 25 million Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe account for 99.8% of all companies, employ 66.6% of the labour force in the non-financial business sector and contribute 56.4% of the added value.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on all regional economies in Europe. The cashflow of many SMEs has evaporated due to a decline in turnover caused by social distancing measures. Most SMEs will be hit by this crisis and some will face bankruptcy. All levels of government within the EU have taken measures to avoid bankruptcies amongst SMEs.

With this survey, we hope to gather examples of good practices of regional ecosystems supporting SMEs across Europe, in the areas of resilience, business transfer policies, regional financial solutions, public procurement practices, and transition to digitalisation and sustainability.


  • The survey will be open until Sunday 17 May
  • The survey is only available in English. Should you need a basic translation of the survey in any other language, we suggest 1) selecting 'download PDF version' on the right side of the survey and 2) using google translate for documents
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