What we do

The European Trade Promotion Organisations’ Association (ETPOA) was founded in 2018 with a mission to promote the interests of European Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs) towards the European institutions and other competent authorities.

ETPOA does the following:

  • Provide a single point-of-contact to the European Commission to reach all ETPOA Members in one go.
  • Inform members of relevant initiatives of the European Commission and other institutions relating to internationalisation of SMEs.
  • Create a common strategy for the interaction with the European and other relevant institutions.
  • Draft common positions on matters relating to internationalisation of SMEs relevant to our members.
  • Draft proposals for the European Commission on what it can do to support the TPOs with internationalisation of SMEs.
  • Promote ETPOA and represent ETPOA at events organized by the Commission and other relevant organisations.
  • Make studies on topics relevant to the members.
  • Perform a benchmarking study among members.

The main work is done by the Committees. Currently, we have three Committees: