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.



  • Training on e-commerce in Azerbaijan
    18/02/2019 to 22/02/2019

    More than 25 companies in Azerbaijan, beneficiaries of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project, will participate in a five-day training on e-commerce taking place on 18-22 February in Baku. 

    The training is organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC), together with AzExport and ICT Development Fund. 

  • 19/02/2019

    On 19 February, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) is organising a round table in Kyiv in regulation of the meat market.

    The BRDO is funded by the European Union within the framework of the FORBIZ project and the EU4Business Initiative, with the aim of simplifying the process of doing business and providing effective state regulation in key sectors of the economy.


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