Unizo

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= Organisation representing and defending the interests of entrepreneurs at all decision-making levels, while influencing decision-making, legislation and taking part in social negotiations

URL: http://www.unizo.be/

Description

"Belgium, specifically Flanders, has a long tradition of self-employed people and small or medium-sized enterprises. Established more than 100 years ago, UNIZO (Organisation for the Self-Employed and SMEs) is the largest Flemish organisation for self-employed entrepreneurs and champions the interests of these entrepreneurs.

UNIZO has over 82,000 members including craftsmen, service providers, liberal professions, companies in the commerce and distribution (retail) sectors as well as 423 local branches (one in every municipality, managed by volunteers). Most of them are located in the northern and Dutch-speaking part of Belgium (region of Flanders and Brussels). We champion the interests of SMEs during every phase of the development of the company, whether prior to the establishment of the company or of a company that operates in the international market."

Discussion

Michel Bauwens: UNIZO is known for its neoliberal positions on the economy.