Mr. Hendrickx works at the UEAPME (European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) secretariat in the unit concerning competitiveness of enterprises & external relations, legal affairs. On many occasions he addressed compliance with the GDPR for SMEs at EU institutions and he plans on providing comments on the handbook and sharing it with the member organisations.
UEAPME is the employer’s organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. UEAPME is a recognised European Social Partner and acts on behalf of crafts and SMEs in the European Social Dialogue and in discussions with the EU institutions. It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan organisation.
As the European SME umbrella organisation, UEAPME incorporates 67 member organisations consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. Across the whole of Europe, UEAPME represents over 12 million enterprises with nearly 55 million employees.