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EAVE on Demand Producers’ Workshop in Yerevan
Between April 12 and 15, selected Armenian feature film producers took part in the EAVE on Demand Producers’ Workshop in Yerevan, organised by the EU-funded SMEDA project. EAVE , European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop . During the intensive training in Yerevan, producers had an...
In the fly - winners of the contest
The three winners of the hackathon aimed at generating innovative ideas for tourism in Armenia have been announced by the jury at the Vanadzor Technology Centre (VTC) in Armenia’s Lori Region, at the end of an event supported by the EU-funded SMEDA project for support to SME development in Armenia, in partnership with VTC and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF). The SMEDA project granted...
tourism hackathon
A hackathon aimed at generating innovative ideas for tourism was launched on 7 April at the Vanadzor Technology Centre (VTC) in Armenia’s Lori Region, supported by the EU-funded SMEDA project for support to SME development in Armenia, in partnership with VTC and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF). Around 50 young and enthusiastic teams gathered at the VTC to compete around innovative ideas...
Up to 1,150 advisory projects with local small and medium-sizes enterprises (SMEs) have been implemented by the Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since the launch of the programme in 2003, in Georgia. Around half of the projects were carried out outside the capital city, and about one-fifth of the enterprises were led and/or...
Improving SME Statistics in Ukraine
The OECD organised its first workshop on business statistics on 13 March in Kyiv, Ukraine, focused on definitions and methods for producing entrepreneurship and structural SME statistics. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving SME Statistics in Ukraine’, part of the EU4Business: From Policies to Action programme, implemented by the OECD. The purpose of the...
Improving Business Statistics in Armenia
A workshop on business statistics was held in the Armenian capital Yerevan on 15-16 March, which focused on business demography and SME financing indicators. The workshop – the second in a series – was organised in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving Business Statistics in Armenia’, part of the EU4Business: From Policies to Action programme, implemented by the OECD. The purpose...
On 21 March, the EU presented its External Investment Plan (EIP) at a regional launch event in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Under this plan, the EU will mobilise investments from the public and private sector from 2017 to 2020 for more than 70 economies around the world, including Georgia and the other Eastern Partner countries. The EIP will aim to boost investment and support more inclusive and...
Tbilisi
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union are extending their support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia , Moldova and Ukraine to a total of almost €1.1 billion in credit lines and trade finance and €58.3 million in EU grants. At a high-level conference in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for...
Start for Youth
The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova, in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Organisation, has elaborated the project plan for the START for YOUTH project, which aims to support young people in starting a business. The ‘START for YOUTH’ programme has been proposed for public consultations and is planned to run from 2018 to 2020. The...
The EU4Business initiative, with the support of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, recently brought together EU4Business implementing partners, mostly dealing with access to finance support for SMEs, for a half-day event organised in Chisinau. The event gathered in one place institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European...