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How to get the best out of a trade fair
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has started a series of awareness raising trainings for the Ukrainian berry producing and processing sector focused on export opportunities to EU markets and participation in international food exhibitions. ITC in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) held the training “How to get the best out of a trade fair: A one-day training for...
The international Trade Centre is organising the participation of 32 agro-processing companies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine in the SIAL International Food Exhibition in Paris on 21-25 October, within the framework of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project. The objective is to present the companies and their products to the EU market and establish business links with EU buyers...
The EBRD has published its new strategy for Ukraine
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Ukraine, which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next five years. The EBRD will pay special attention to projects that will integrate investment and policy engagement in areas such as privatisation, energy security and efficiency, the financial sector, trade and infrastructure. The EBRD...
A total of 112 enterprises received UAH 380 million in loans during the first year of the programme of the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) to support investment projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The SME Investment Support Programme is funded through a €10 million loan from the German government, provided to Ukraine through the German...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Armenia
On 4 October, the OECD organised its third workshop in Yerevan on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Armenia, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of the Armenian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving Business...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Ukraine
On 3 October, the OECD organised a third workshop in Kyiv on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Ukraine, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of Ukrainian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the OECD project on 'Improving business statistics in...
Fruit Garden of Moldova is running an information campaign
The National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) is organising an information campaign to raise awareness of opportunities available under the EU4Businees Fruit Garden of Moldova project, with seminars in 30 districts all over Moldova taking place between November and February. Fruit Garden of Moldova is part of the EU-funded DCFTA Initiative East, implemented by the European Investment Bank...
Financial education programme for entrepreneurs in Georgia
As part of Georgia’s ‘Year of Financial Literacy’, the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has developed a financial education programme for micro and small enterprises together with the Development Facility of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE DF), and with the involvement of the Export Development Association (EDA). Implementation began in July 2018, with experts from the EDA training...
3rd Working Group meeting on the project “Supporting the Implementation and Monitoring of Azerbaijan’s SME Roadmap”
The OECD held the third Public-Private Working Group meeting of the project on ‘Supporting the implementation and monitoring of Azerbaijan's SME roadmap’ in Baku on 26 September. The project is part of the broader ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’ programme implemented by the OECD across the Eastern Partnership and funded by the EU in the framework of its EU4Business initiative. The...
Training for textile SMEs
A number of trainings have been held for textile SMEs in the northern regions of Armenia, in the framework of the EU4Business initiative to support private sector development across the Eastern Partnership region. The trainings were organised by the project ‘ Textile for a sustainable economic development of the northern regions of Armenia’ , implemented by the Gegharkunik, Shirak and Lori...