The European Charter for Small Enterprises is the instrument through which the Western Balkan countries and Moldova work closely together and with the European Commission in order to reach the full potential of our small and medium-sized enterprises.

Through the implementation of the Charter principles, the Western Balkan countries and Moldova cooperate closely in transforming the environment for small enterprises through measures such as: removing legislative and administrative barriers, improving access to finance, facilitating cheaper and faster business ‘startup’, provision of business support, and training services, strengthening innovation and technological capacity and facilitating more effective representation of the views and priorities of the small business sector.