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.



  • 12/12/2017 to 15/12/2017

    The EBRD Advice for Small Businesses programme in Georgia, part of the EU4Business initiative, is inviting consultants to attend a training course on Project Management for Consulting from 12 to 15 December 2017 in Tbilisi. The deadline for applications is 24 November.

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    14/12/2017 to 15/12/2017

    Women entrepreneurs in Ukraine have the opportunity to take part in a training on ‘Leadership in action’ thanks to the EU4Business Women in Business programme, hosted by the Vinnytsya Business Support Centre. The training will take place in two parts from 30 November to 1 December, and 14-15 December, 2017.


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