Denmark

The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprisesd

Adress

Islands Brygge 26
2300 Kobenhavn

Phone
Telefax

(+45) 33932000
(+45) 33320174

Internet
Email

www.hvr.dk
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The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (DFSME) was founded in 1879 and is today the main trade organisation for small and medium-sized enterprises in Denmark, representing more than 20,000 companies within many different sectors such as construction, manufacturing, crafts, retail and services but also ICT and the graphic trade. In Denmark, it is voluntary to be a member of a trade organisation, so the DSFSME is based on voluntary memberships. DFSME is the umbrella organisation, as the majority of the companies are members through 30 trade organisations and 65 cross-trade associations.

The member companies range from family run companies to companies with hundreds of employees. However, they all have in common that they are managed and owned by the same person. Industries in which members operate, range from high technology manufacturing to traditional craftsman trades and completely new professional areas. Regardless of industry, they all contribute to the creation of new jobs and new educational opportunities. The Institute's activities materialize in concrete commercial, administrative, educational and cultural development projects. Additionally, the Institute organizes seminars and workshops dealing with topical issues concerning the Baltic Sea Region. The Institute also collects and distributes information about current trends and themes within the area.

Number of Members in total

Companies
employees
guilds

20000
 
30

organisational structure

DFSME has a full-time secretariat with 49 employees and seven departments: Management, Financial Department, Sales and Membership Services, Legal Department, Political Department, International Department, Communication Department. Associated companies: Håndværksrådet International A/S, The Mutual Guarantee Company for Building Trade, Pension for the Self-Employed.

objectives

The main objective of DFSME is to improve the business conditions of Danish small and medium-sized enterprises. The staff members at the secretariat work as advisors and take part in formulation of political and commercial initiatives and are in daily contact with companies, organisations, public administration, political advocacy groups and the media.

further education

Among the objectives of DFSME is strengthening of the vocational training system. however we have no sovereign tasks, but only consultancy and support functions. We promote the interests of SMEs to politician and to the Ministry of Education and other relevant educational institutions.

concact person international affairs

Name

Susanne Baden Jørgensen

Adress

Islands Brygge 26
2300 Kopenhagen
Dänemark

Phone
Telefax

(+45) 33932000
(+45) 33320174

Email

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Experience with export activities

The International Department provides professional and affordable consultancy services to Danish enterprises wanting to establish or expand international activities. We are member of a number of Danish committees dealing with international relationships. In addition, the DFSME is a member of UEAPME and Hanseatic Parliament and a number of other international organisations.

periodical publications

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Magazine on international acticities (monthly)
Internationale Nyheder
 
The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Islands Brygge 26
2300 Kopenhagen
Dänemark
Phone: (+45) 33932000
Telefax: (+45) 33320174
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Internet: www.hvr.dk