ESBA's Brussels office works to ensure that SMEs' voices are heard by EU policy makers on a daily basis.
The Brussels Secretariat, consisting of a small international team of experienced EU representatives, serves its member organisations by keeping them abreast of all relevant and up to date EU information, regulatory initiatives and EU programmes, monitored by highly effective intelligence tools, which have been developed and refined over the years.
On the basis of close and regular contacts with its members, the Brussels Secretariat identifies issues of key importance to its members and coordinates campaigns to represent the interests of small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed at EU level. It coordinates the representation of ESBA in relevant EU consultations and political fora. It maintains regular contact with EU media to profile its ideas and positions on all issues affecting the business environment of SMEs.
The Brussels Secretariat also maintains close contacts with other business organisations in Europe, which enables it to form strong alliances where needed, facilitating increased political influence on key business issues.
At all times, the Brussels Secretariat is available to answer specific questions and offer support and advice to individual small business entrepreneurs in ESBA member organisations.
To reach the ESBA secretariat, please contact:
Patrick Gibbels, Brussels Representative
Clos du Parnasse 3A, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 274 25 04, Fax: +32 (0)2 274 25 09