SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55 – Turning the Challenges into Opportunities

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On 4th of May 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a hearing in the framework of its own initiative opinion on “SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55 – Turning the Challenges into Opportunities".

The hearing will assess the chances and challenges that SMEs face due to the green transition in terms of proper funding and support measures. The Green Deal and the Fit for 55 package affect SMEs through direct requirements or indirectly through increased costs or resources. Some specific groups – such as micro companies, social economy enterprises, crafts and some liberal professions, are especially vulnerable and have less resources and information to secure the successful green transition.

The hearing will focus on the following questions:

  • identify the main gaps in the SME preparedness to uptake the Green deal and the Fit for 55 package;
  • generate ideas on how to better devise, target and deliver support measures to SMEs when dealing with the green transition;

For further information please contact the INT section secretariat