Chamber network and
members are all 59 Chambers covering the entire country. The Union
represents the Chambers at home and abroad and expresses their positions
and a component of their views. All 59 Hellenic Chambers participate in
the UHCC on an equal basis: Commerce -Industry -Craft and Professional.
In particular, each prefecture has a mixed Chamber,
except the countryís
three largest cities, which have three Chambers each. Using this
network, the UHCC represents our countryís entire business world: namely
880 thousand Hellenic enterprises.
and the member-Chambers, are the connecting link between businesses and
public administration, and the official forum for dialogue between the
state and the productive classes.
By developing a fixed
communication and cooperation network with its member-Chambers, the UHCC
is offering Hellenic businesses various services to improve the business
environment they operate in and to have better access to various
financing means. Moreover, by submitting and forwarding various
entrepreneurial requests, it can intervene in the decision-making
procedures that pertain to entrepreneurial matters and problems, and
substantially contribute to shaping economic policy. Besides -via the
various local Chambers
the UHCC is the only
body in Greece representing and expressing the views of the entire
business world, and by extension, of the productive classes (trade,
craft, professional, industrial and service businesses).
Chambers in Greece
operate the most complete national communication network, on a business
world level, with the UHCC being the reference centre, and the various
local member-Chambers being the regional
which are also responsible for promoting economic growth in their
regionís local economy. Moreover, via the UHCC link to Eurochambres (the
coordinating body of all European, in the broader sense, Chambers) the
above network acquires European dimensions.