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.



  • Marketing and sales of consulting services
    25/03/2019 to 28/03/2019

    The Kharkiv Business Support Centre is organising a course for consultants on how to market and sell their services, with the support of the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative.

  • Trade mission and Forum 'Sweet & Fruit Trade: Ukraine-Middle East'
    27/03/2019 to 28/03/2019

    The EBRD and the FAO are organising a trade mission to Dubai on 27-28 March, as part of the EU4Business initiative, for Ukrainian sweet and fruit producers.The mission is also supported by the Export Promotion Office.

    The event will be interesting for exporters of sweet products (confectionery products and ingredients, honey, sugar, sweet snacks and breakfasts), as well as the fruit and vegetable group of goods (vegetables, fruit, berries, nuts and processed products).


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