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The trainees at the Edelvika factory in Lutsk
On May 13-16 in Lutsk, a four-day training on merchandising in the textile and apparel industry took place, designed for Ukrainian export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises. The workshop was carried out in the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project funded by the European Union as part of its EU4Businsess initiative, with the technical and logistical support of the...
Developing the export potential of the Ukrainian berries sector
The International Trade Centre on 25 April hosted a discussion in Kyiv on the development and implementation of a Road Map for export growth potential in the Ukrainian berries sector. The meeting was held in the framework of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project and brought together the State scientific and methodological centre of informational and analytical support of undergraduate...
Bank Lviv joins the Women in Business programme
Women entrepreneurs in western Ukraine will benefit from Bank Lviv becoming the first bank in the country to join the EBRD Women in Business (WiB) initiative, supported by the European Union as part of the EU4Business initiative. The EBRD is providing a financial package of up to €5.3 million to Bank Lviv for on-lending to women-led businesses and trade support. The package will consist of a four...
Round table discussion on the roadmap for the Ukrainian berry sector
On 1 6 April, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine conducted a Round Table discussion on the Road Map of Ukrainian berries sector development, as part of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project. The event was attended by the representatives of government and state institutions, as main stakeholders, and by the business support...
Financial Fair in Kyiv
On 16 April 16, the Third Financial Fair for representatives of small and medium-sized businesses of Ukraine took place in Kyiv with hundreds of participants from SMEs as well as representatives of the financial sector and international donors. The event took place on 16 April at the ‘Parkovy’ Congress and Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. The organiser was the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) with financial...
EFSE’s main target group is micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and low-income households
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has announced the expansion of its fund structure to promote lending in local currencies. Backed by a contribution of €44 million from the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, and €12 million from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the new ‘L-shares’ will be used to enhance local currency financing in the...
ProAID portal
On April 4, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development launched an official web portal for international technical assistance (ITA) coordination (ProAID) in Ukraine. The web resource contains full and updated information on current international assistance projects in Ukraine, their goals, donors and implementation status. The portal was developed by the MEDT reform support team with the...
Maison & Objet Paris
Ukrainian interior designers are invited to apply for one of the five places on the Ukrainian stand at the ‘ Maison & Objet’ fair in Paris in September, one of the largest and most renowned European interior design and decoration exhibitions, as well as the most powerful online platform for professionals. The selected participants will receive support from the EBRD as part of the EU4Business...
Training on social responsibility in business
On 20 March, the International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) and Nestle Ukraine organised a one-day training on social responsibility in business and core labour standards to help facilitate EU market entry for Ukrainian companies in the berry sector. The training was carried out in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project...
From Policies to Action: OECD workshop on monitoring implementation of SME development strategy in Ukraine
On 20 February, the OECD organised the first workshop on monitoring the implementation of Ukraine’s SME strategy in the framework of the EU4Business project 'From Policies to Action'. The workshop focused on good practice tools to monitor and report progress in the implementation of SME strategies and action plans, including key performance indicators to better assess the impact of implemented...