Fair Economy Alliance is a project of the Schöpflin Stiftung dedicated to promoting civic engagement on the question how free trade agreements need to be designed in order to deliver value for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular and society in general. The focus on SMEs stems from their importance to the economy: In 2014, SMEs accounted for 99.8% of all enterprises and provided 67% of employment in the non-financial sector on the EU28.
Some of the SME initiatives portrayed on this site are coordinated through Fair Economy Alliance and engage in joint actions and information of politics and politicians. Each initiative is however fundamentally independent.
Fair Economy Alliance is a pluralist platform in the interest of progress: Attitudes amongst the SME initiatives to free trade agreements range from the desire to remodel them to fundamental opposition. Their alternative visions accordingly range from reformist to post-capitalist.