SMEs and Labour Market

Client                           DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission
Implemented by        Panteia/ENSR
Year                              2009-2012

The objective of this study was “providing an up-to-date picture of the overall SME impact on the European labour market and their contribution to delivering “more and better jobs” in Europe”. By systematically gathering information, the following questions had to be answered:

  • Do European SMEs deliver not only more but also better jobs?
  • How can the policy environment enhance SMEs contribution to more and better jobs?


The study covers the 27 Member States of the European Union and the following 10 non-EU countries: Albania, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.

For the report, see: