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.



  • Training on e-commerce in Azerbaijan
    18/02/2019 to 22/02/2019

    More than 25 companies in Azerbaijan, beneficiaries of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project, will participate in a five-day training on e-commerce taking place on 18-22 February in Baku. 

    The training is organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC), together with AzExport and ICT Development Fund. 

  • Opportunities for SME development

    An event is being organised by the Kharkiv Business Support Centre on 21 February to present the opportunities available to SMEs from the EBRD, as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The purpose of the meeting is to inform SMEs about how they can get funding for consulting projects provided by the EBRD as part of EU4Business.  


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