Small Business Standards

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Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.25 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Small Business Standards   (SBS)

    EU Transparency Register

    653009713663-08 First registered on 21 May 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Small Business Standards (SBS) is a European non-profit association under Belgian law (aisbl) created in 2013. SBS was established to represent European SMEs in the standard making process at European and international levels. Moreover, it aims at raising SME awareness about the benefits of standards and at encouraging them to get involved in the standardisation process. SBS members are national and European sectoral and inter-professional associations representing SMEs. The membership is open to all associations matching these criteria.

    Main EU files targeted

    Implementation of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 to ensure representation of SMEs in the European Standardisation System, as stipulated in Annex III of the Regulation.

    Other environmenal sustainability and sector specific legislation relevant for SMEs including relevant standardisation aspects.


    Head Office
    Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat, 4
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat, 4
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 26 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Maitane OLABARRIA UZQUIANO 08 Mar 2023 07 Mar 2024
    Mr Andrea RAFFAELLI 08 Mar 2023 07 Mar 2024

    Complementary Information

    SBS has six full-time direct employees. In addition, there are 2 people employed by SBS members involved in the SBS activities (part-time).

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Member of ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
    Partnership Agreement with CEN and CENELEC
    Member of ESAE (European Society of Association Executives)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant European Union 1,658,226€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Union 1,932,231€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    sme safety 25,000€ - 49,999€
    european digital sme alliance (digital sme) 100,000€ - 199,999€
    european federation for elevator small and medium-sized enterprises (efesme) 50,000€ - 99,999€
    deutscher textilreiningungs-verband (dtv) 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    deutscher textilreiningungs-verband (dtv)
    european federation for elevator small and medium-sized enterprises (efesme)
    sme safety
    european digital sme alliance (digital sme)

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    SBS also received a grant from EFTA in 2023 of EUR 87,203.21 and has received a grant from EFTA for 2024 of a maximum amount of EUR 101,612.65

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Working Group Measuring Instruments#E01349# #Observer #C#Industry#Commission expert group on the Construction Products Regulation Technical Acquis process#E03776# #Not a member #C#Industry#Doors, windows, shutters, gates and related building hardware#Environmental sustainability of construction products#Structural metallic products and ancillaries#Commission Expert Group on Personal Protective Equipment#E03678# #Member #C#SMEs#Commission Expert Group on Lifts#E03671# #Member #C#Industry#Commission Expert Group on Machinery#E03676# #Member #C#SMEs#Commission expert group on Radio Equipment#E03587# #Member #C#Industry#HIGH-LEVEL FORUM ON EUROPEAN STANDARDISATION#E03874# #Member #C#SMEs#SHERPA sub-group of the group of experts ‘High-Level Forum on European Standardisation’#European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation#E02758# #Member #C#SMEs#Medical Device Coordination Group#X03565# #Observer #C#SMEs#02 - Standards

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Organisation of webinars and physical events on topics related to SMEs, SME policy, standardisation policy, to raise awareness about the importance of standardisation, dissemination of information (newsletter, brochure, annual report, etc.). Organisation once a year of the "Meeting Standards" campaign in November aimed at increasing the knowledge and awareness of SMEs and SME associations about standards and standardisation developments.

    Other activities

    European Standardisation activities

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 11 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Standardisation strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
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