Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU’s Eastern Partnership region have the potential to create jobs and drive economic growth. Obstacles such as limited access to finance, burdensome legislation and difficulties entering new markets are hindering their progress. The European Union’s EU4Business breaks down these barriers with finance, support and training to help small businesses realise their full potential. EU4Business support is delivered together with other organisations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.



  • Zero waste production
    24/06/2019 to 26/06/2019

    An EU4Business workshop for SMEs on ‘Zero Waste Production’ is being organised by the Rivne Business Support Centre, taking place in two three-day modules, the first from 22-24 April in Rivne, and the second from 24-26 June in the Zakarpattia region.

    The workshop is being organised with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. 

  • Women Creative Networking: from idea to business
    25/06/2019 to 26/06/2019

    Businesswomen in Kherson are invited to a conference on 25-26 June, organised by the Odessa Business Support Centre together with the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The conference, ‘Women Creative Networking: from idea to business’ is a networking event for women who have an idea for a business, but are not sure if they can run it successfully. The event provides an opportunity to listen to other women on how they have already solved some problems and win the market.

    The Forum will cover the following topics:


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