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Farmers involved in greenhouse cultivation, and those just interested in the industry, had an opportunity to get up to date with the latest information and establish useful contacts during the ‘Tradition and Innovation in the Greenhouse Business’ Workshop in Khmelnytskyi on 20 October. The seminar was organised by the local Business Support Centre with the participation of the European Bank for...
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) is expanding its partnership with ProCredit Bank Ukraine by providing a new local currency loan for the equivalent of US$10 million in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH), with a focus on farmers and agricultural businesses . The new facility will support ProCredit Bank Ukraine to increase its outreach and scale with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Proposals for action grants to support private sector organisations (BMOs and BSOs). The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 November, 2017,16:00. The aim of the this call is to support Private Sector Organisations (business associations and other business member organisations) to: Improve...
Kyiv City Council has approved a programme for compensation of 50% of interest rates charged on loans to small and medium enterprises in the city. The interest compensation will be provided by the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) in the framework of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility in Ukraine implemented by the German development bank KfW . Thanks to the initiative, entrepreneurs in Kyiv...
The Business Support Centre in Lviv is inviting businesses to take part in a survey on the current state of the Ukrainian industrial design market, as part of an analytical study being conducted with the support of the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) within the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The results of the study will be presented during the Creative Economy Days in...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Applications open to companies, experts or consortia to conduct a sectoral study of Textile/Apparel/Leather/Shoes/Fashion Design businesses in Armenia. The deadline for applications is 8 November, 2017, 18:00. The textile and apparel industry is one of the 11 strategic export-oriented sectors in Armenia...
The European Union will continue to support the Republic of Moldova with the implementation of the DCFTA agreement that opens the European market to Moldovan businesses, the Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova, Ambassador Peter Michalko told an international conference on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking place as part of Moldova Business Week in Chisinau from 3-6 October. The EU...
More than 150 people took part in the two-day AgroVin 2017 agricultural forum, organised by the Vinnytsya Business Support Centre in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. Participants went away with a wealth of new ideas, contacts and good impressions. On the first day of the forum, participants had an opportunity to learn about state and international agribusiness support programmes...
More than 50 participants from businesses across southern Ukraine attended a conference on energy saving solutions for business, organised by the Mykolaiv Business Support Centre, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the EU4Business initiative. The conference on ‘Practical Implementation of Alternative Energy and Energy Saving Technologies in Business’ took...
Course materials from the EU4Business export training in Rivne
Entrepreneurs representing 14 companies from seven regions of Ukraine recently took part in an EU4Business training on how to start an export business, organised by the Business Support Centre in Rivne. Ukrainian entrepreneurs are increasingly confident in international markets, but SMEs still have many legitimate and unjustified barriers in their export activities. In order for local business to...