Our mission is two-fold:
representing and defending the interests of entrepreneurs at all decision-making levels on the one hand - while influencing decision-making, legislation and taking part in social negotiations -, and in society on the other hand. Although UNIZO mainly targets entrepreneurs in Flanders and Brussels, it defends their interests at federal Belgian, European and even international level.
Providing service : the organisation provides information, advice, training and specialised services in social, business, tax, legal, environmental/security and industrial relations areas. Members can make use of certain paying services such as accountancy, social secretariat, insurance company, occupational health service, assistance in request permits etc
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).
Every year UNIZO organises the UNIZO Customer Day and Artisan Day, which put entrepreneurship on display.