European Digital SME Alliance acts as a champion, co-ordinator and facilitator to projects that address the needs and challenges of European ICT small and medium sized businesses.
The European Digital SME Alliance provides a voice for ICT SMEs in the policy and regulatory arenas and is already represented in several EU expert groups and taskforces.
The members of the European Digital SME Alliance are national associations of ICT small and medium sized businesses that represent several thousands SMEs across Europe.
The ambition of the European Digital SME Alliance is be the voice of ICT SMEs in Europe. Its objective is to bring ICT SMEs’ interests to the centre of the European political agenda.
- Digital SME’s proposals to unleash Data Economy taken up by the European Commission 12. January 2017
- Data economy: an open data market unleashing the untapped potential of SMEs 15. December 2016
- Forum on ICT standards: SMEs to become standards setters! 12. December 2016
- Performance Indicators for Smart Cities 10. December 2016
- Digital Skills: DIGITAL SME pledge to train 5.000 ICT professionals by 2019 1. December 2016
Statements of our Members
As the only UK association which is focused exclusively on the SME part of the IT sector, UKITA is well aware that it is very difficult for most smaller businesses to engage with Europe. Through our membership of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, we are kept up to date with EU developments, projects and standards and we can then alert our members whenever we see something that is genuinely going to be useful to them. Having access to a full-time presence in the heart of Brussels is essential in making this possible.
Denmark is a small country – the 500 member companies of IT-Forum need to be connected to a wider European market. It is nearly impossible to make any connections to EU - being a IT-SME company in Denmark, therefore it is very important that we represent our members in the EU. The European DIGITAL SME Alliance connects us easily to the right bodies and institutions in the EU in order to raise the voice for a rapidly growing number of IT-SME’s in Europe – a voice which would not be heard without the European Digital SME Alliance.