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.



  • Roundatble on trade logistics in Baku

    The EU4Business Ready to Trade project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) together with the government of Azerbaijan is organising a roundtable on trade logistics in Azerbaijan on Wednesday, 24 July in Baku. The roundtable is part of a study carried out by the Ready to Trade project to identify logistic solutions for trade in the country, including e-trade.  

  • Zero waste production
    25/07/2019 to 27/07/2019

    An EU4Business workshop for SMEs on ‘Zero Waste Production’ is being organised by the Rivne Business Support Centre, taking place in two three-day modules, the first from 25-27 July in Rivne, and the second from 29 31 August in the Zakarpattia region.

    The workshop is being organised with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. 


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