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.



  • The training is aimed at the fruit and vegetable sector
    17/09/2018 to 19/09/2018

    The International Trade Centre in Ukraine is organising a training in Odessa on ‘how to write market profiles’, aimed at representatives of the fruit and vegetable sector. The training on 17-19 September is part of the EU4Business project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’.

  • Export support for SMEs: ready to export
    19/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

    SMEs in Lviv are invited to take part in a three-day workshop on exports, organised from 19-21 September by the Lviv business Support Centre, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of the EU4Buisness initiative.

    The training aims to familiarise participants with the main export principles and strategies, as well as with the concept of export financing. This will enable Ukrainian companies to obtain a set of practical tools that will help them to enter international markets and increase their export potential.


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