The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) operates, on behalf of GSEVEE as a consultancy body and an observatory for policies, on economic and social affairs and issues of interest for small enterprises, following and assessing the results and outcomes of the initiatives and programmes carried out. It is a non-profit organisation, established in 2006 and presently based in Athens, operating five branches in Thessaloniki, Larissa, Patra, Ioannina, and Iraklion (Crete).
The Institute carries out studies and surveys, diffuses knowledge and information, and provides support services, focusing on the micro and small enterprises that operate in the fields of manufacture, services and commerce of the Greek economy.
The main operational division of IME GSEVEE consists of two departments: (a) the Research & Analysis Department and (b) the Department of National & European Programmes.
IME GSEVEE aims at:
- carrying out surveys and studies;
- undertaking and managing integrated projects under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) and
- planning, implementing, evaluating life-long learning programmes for micro and small enterprises (based on the 3879/2010 Act on Lifelong Learning).