Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU’s Eastern Partnership region have the potential to create jobs and drive economic growth. Obstacles such as limited access to finance, burdensome legislation and difficulties entering new markets are hindering their progress. The European Union’s EU4Business breaks down these barriers with finance, support and training to help small businesses realise their full potential. EU4Business support is delivered together with other organisations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.



  • The cluster of clothing and footwear manufacturers – association for business growth

    As part of the EU4Business initiative, the EBRD is organising forums in four Ukrainian cities in November on business clusters in clothing and footwear.

    The event - ‘The cluster of clothing and footwear manufacturers – cooperation for business growth’ – will take place in LvivKhmelnytskyiChernihiv and Kharkiv and is aimed manufacturers of clothing and footwear, suppliers, retailers, service companies, as well as representatives of education and government who work in the light industry.

  • OECD Eurasia Week 2018
    19/11/2018 to 21/11/2018

    OECD Eurasia Week 2018 takes place in Paris on 19-21 November around the theme “OECDeurasia@10: Drawing the Lessons, Shaping the Future”.


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