The International Association of Painting Contractors (UNIEP) represents 60,000 businesses through its 19 Member Associations in 15 European Countries and employs 280,000 Professional Painters. Since 1953, UNIEP has been the authoritative trade association representing Professional Painters. Across the European Union, UNIEP represents and defends the interests of the Painting sector, and it works on the image of the profession through the improvement of skills and competences in order to ensure a qualified future for Painters and Decorators.

Our mission

- To promote the knowledge and the importance of the innovation within the Painting/Decorating branch of the Construction sector in Europe;
- To analyse threats and opportunities in the profession, finding common solutions through the exchange of experiences and best practices;
- To meet the needs of the businesses and the decorative coating market carrying on European projects;
- To improve professional training of teachers/tutors and education for young painters

Uniep is a full Member of SMEunited (former UEAPME), the European Social Partner for Craft and SMEs.

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