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FEM was establisched in 1989 as the first European association representing the interests solely of women in small and medium enterprises in Europe. Despite national and regional differences, there are many topics which concern every European woman likewise.

Considering the fact that 80% of the regulations influencing our daily life are based on decisions of the European Parliament, it will be necessary to find european solutions.

The economic and political interest of women are not adequately represented, neither at national lever or by european politics. This shows up for example in negotioans with financial institutions, in childcare and eldercare, in financial precaution and others.

We have to raise our voice to be heard in the European Parliament and Commission. We understand ourselves as a special interest group opposite to the European institutions. Also with the help of the SME United (European Union of the handcraft industry and the small and medium sized enterprises) and SME Connect (a Network of SMEs and their supporters), which have been established as a social partner component within the EU. Among others there are member organizations such as the ZdH as well as the WKÖ.

Our main objectives:

  • to support and stimulate women entrepreneurship
  • establish networks in order to exchange knowledge and experience
  • improvements of social, cultural and societal position of the contributing or selfdependant female entrepreneurs through training and education

We need every single voice. We need your voice! Join us.


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