Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs adapts to better support EU economy

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 30 March 2021

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is adapting its organisational structure to help Europe’s industrial ecosystems recover more effectively from the COVID-19 crisis and achieve the EU's digital and green goals.

A new focus on industrial ecosystems will help the European economy recover from the COVID pandemic. It also reflects the key role of networks, clusters and alliances in reinforcing our supply chains, helping to strengthen Europe’s resilience in future crises.

Ensuring access to opportunities

The new organisation reinforces capacity to analyse the state of the economy in the single market. Europe is undergoing a digital and green transition to stay globally competitive. DG GROW wants to ensure that all European businesses navigate this transition, and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to opportunities across the single market.

DG GROW will continue to support citizens, industry, SMES and entrepreneurs to reap the benefits of a large, integrated, and competitive single market. With its regulatory powers, spending programme, and policy measures, DG GROW is well placed to foster opportunities and welfare for all.

The new organisational structure (PDF) is effective as of 16 March.

In parallel, the executive agencies that the Commission entrusts with the implementation of spending programmes are also undergoing reform. From 1 April 2021, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) will become ‘EISMEA’ (European Innovation Council and SMEs), and a new agency, ‘HaDEA’ (Health and Digital), will be created.

Find out more here.

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