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.



  • Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
    27/08/2018 to 05/09/2018

    Production and management staff of private sector SMEs involved in garment production in Belarus have until 10 August to apply for a training on production efficiency, taking place in Minsk from 27 August to 5 September

    The training is organised by the International Trade Centre as part of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union in the framework of its EU4Business initiative, together with the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs.

  • Dnipro Export Conference 2018

    The 2018 annual Dnipro Export Conference will take place on 30 August, organisedby the Dnipro Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The Dnipro Business Support Centre invites representatives of SMEs from the region (both existing and future exporters) to participate in the Export Conference.


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