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EFSE's Armenian partner Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a local currency loan equivalent to US$10 million to Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK to expand access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – contributing to a key priority of the EU4Business initiative. The investment will allow over 3,000 new loans to be issued to Armenian entrepreneurs in their own local...
EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...
Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum in Gyumri: around 200 people gathered for the event
The ‘Empowering Regions through High-Tech Forum’ has been held for the second year in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city from 7-8 December, with the support of the EU4Business SMEDA project. The event gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all regions of Armenia engaged in high-tech, start-ups and innovation. During the two days, participants shared experiences, presented their...
Armenian and Georgian filmmakers meeting in Tbilisi
Within the framework of the 19 th Film Festival taking place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, members of the Independent Filmmakers Community of Armenia (IFCA) have visited the Georgian Film Cluster and the Georgian National Film Centre to establish connections, discuss cooperation opportunities and partnership, and eventually implement joint projects. The visit was supported by the EU4Business...
Today in Vienna, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission will host the 5 th Eastern Partnership Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together high level representatives from the EU and the six Eastern Partners - Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Georgia , the...
Some of the winners of the STEP2 grant competition
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The winners of the ‘EU4Business Science and Technology Entrepreneurship’ (EU4Business STEP2) grant competition were announced on 27 November after a tough two-day competition and pitching in front of a professional jury and mentors. Fifteen start-up teams were selected out of 29 short-listed teams. All underwent a series of trainings with mentors and coaches to improve their presentation and...
Participants at the workshop on Export Quality Management and Food Safety
On 28-29 November, 16 Armenian companies took part in a workshop in Yerevan on ‘Export Quality Management and Food Safety’ conducted by the International Trade Centre, as part of the ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises from Armenia and other...
The Women Entrepreneurs Club in Goris
The first regional Women Entrepreneurs Club (WE Club) has been launched in Goris, in the Syunik Region of Armenia, with the support of EU4Business and the EU-SMEDA project. Local businesswomen, as well as men, gathered to discuss the business-related challenges they face, establish new connections and network. They had the opportunity to get advice and tips on business management, marketing and...
The industrial policy training in Bangkok
With the support of the EU-SMEDA project, a representative from the Industrial Policy Department of Armenia’s Ministry of Economic Development and Investments recently took part in a 5-day training course on ‘ Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy ’ held in Bangkok, Thailand. Armenia needs to develop a new industrial policy, to follow on from the previous policy in the field for 2012-2016...