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.



  • Global Entrepreneurship Week is one of the biggest business events in Belarus
    13/11/2017 to 19/11/2017

    With more than 30 events over seven days, involving over 2,000 participants from Belarus and beyond, businesses in Belarus are gearing up for the busiest week of the year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017, with activities planned across the country from 13-19 November.

    GEW is a worldwide event for innovators and job creators, who launch their start-ups to bring ideas to life, map out projects for economic growth and human welfare.

  • roundable

    The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) set up in Ukraine under the EU4Business FORBIZ project will host a round table on issues of cultural heritage and development in Kyiv on 20 November.


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