The European IPR Helpdesk

Intellectual property (IP) can improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). However, SMEs often lack the time, resources, or knowledge to address intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. The European IPR Helpdesk provides free advice and training sessions on IP issues.

Your Europe Business

Only 25% of European SMEs export to another country. This means that many SMEs are missing out on opportunities offered by the Single Market. Your Europe Business is a portal offering help to businesses and entrepreneurs who want to expand their activities to other EU or EEA countries. It provides practical information on EU rules and links them to national rules, authorities, helpdesks, and support services.

The portal helps boost competitiveness and growth, and facilitates SMEs’ access to markets. It complements and promotes the services of the Enterprise Europe Network.


European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

The Agency implements the European Innovation Council and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market

EU Bookshop

Online service giving access to publications from the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies. In addition to the online bookshop, this service will offer an online catalogue and archive of all EU publications. The EU Bookshop is managed by the Publications Office.