DG Enterprise has launched a public consultation on the Small Business Act (SBA) – this is in relation to the policy to support Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs 2015-2020.
On the consultation page, and as background, the commission states the following:
- Since its adoption in 2008, the Small Business Act (SBA) has proven its worth as a policy tool in support of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Various initiatives have been taken at both EU and national level to improve the environment in which these businesses operate and help them grow.
- It is now time to reflect on what can be done in the years that lie ahead to make life easier for SMEs.
- The Commission has drafted a consultation document including the on-going measures and the new proposals (see the link below).
- This consultation is designed to collect feedback on the new initiatives set out in the consultation document.
The public consultation is open until 15 December 2014, and can be accessed here: http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/NewSBAsurvey2014
The background document prepared by the commission is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/files/89c1b6af-17f9-40e3-9a11-bd9f14af5680