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Speakers at the FORBIZ round-table on self-regulation in Ukraine
Self-regulation as a form of management and self-control of business associations significantly reduces administrative pressure on business and promotes higher standards of business activity, and hence better protection of consumers' interests, a round table organised by the EU4Business FORBIZ project recently heard. In Ukraine, legislation allows the creation of self-regulatory organisations (...
“There is a myth that women cannot manage finances. It's not like that," consultant Kyrylo Lynnyk told participants in a training for women entrepreneurs organised by the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative in Zaporizhzhya on 26 October. This was confirmed by the participants of the training - successful business ladies from the Zaporizhzhya region, managers and owners of small and medium-sized...
More than 150 owners and managers of farming and food processing enterprises attended a two-day agricultural forum organised by the EU4Business initiaitive in Zaporizhzhya on November 1-2. The theme of the event was ‘Strengthening the capacity of farmers in small and medium sector through the development of horticulture and cultivation of new niche crops’. The Forum was organised by the Business...
The European Union is funding four Ukrainian start-ups under the Horizon 2020 programme of research and innovation for a total of around €1.4 million. Since the beginning of Ukraine's participation in the Horizon 2020 programme, 323 contracts have been concluded with Ukrainian institutions, organisations, and enterprises for the implementation of 69 projects with funding of almost €12 million...
On October 30, the Kyiv City Administration and the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) presented a Joint Programme on the Subsidy of Interest Rates for Loans to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Kyiv. The programme is implemented for the loans that are issued under the GUF's SME Support Programme, funded by the German Government through KfW in cooperation with the European Union's EU4Business...
The Ukrainian government has published for consultation its draft order on the Action Plan for implementation of its SME strategy to 2020, drawn up with the support of the EU4Business FORBIZ project On 30 October, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade published the Draft Order of the Cabinet of Ministers ‘On Approval of the Action Plan for Implementation of the Strategy for the...
A Georgian Furniture Cluster – the first formally established business cluster in Georgia – was officially launched on 27 October in Tbilisi. The establishment and development of this cluster is supported by an EU- GIZ project on ‘ SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia ’ implemented under the EU4Business Initiative. The Georgian Furniture Cluster (GFC) now connects 25 local SMEs in the sector of...
On 1 November, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), supported by EU4Business FORBIZ project in Ukraine, presented its Platform for Effective Regulation (PRO) in Vinnytsya. Entrepreneurs, authorities and experts discussed the challenges facing Vinnytsya business, such as land allocation, connection to power grids, transfer of residential premises to non-residential premises, etc. "There...
A number of EU4Business events and trainings will be taking place in towns and cities across Ukraine in November, targeted at SMEs and entrepreneurs. They include a number of business forums and round table discussions around issues ranging from farming to exports, regulation to creative economy. Check out the events near you and make sure you register for participation. There are also several...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed today the first guarantee agreements with ProCredit Holding and its subsidiaries in order to support EUR 100 million of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine under EU4Business initiative. These agreements will enable the ProCredit banks in these...