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.



  • Tourist flow in the Odessa region 2019
    27/09/2019 to 29/09/2019

    The Odessa Business Support Centre is organising a three-day conference in September on ‘Tourist flow in the Odessa region 2019’. The event is organised with the support of the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

  • Business course on delegation and internal communication in a team
    31/10/2019 to 02/11/2019

    From 31 October to 2 November, the Ivano-Frankivsk Business Support Centre is organising a course in Volosianka in the Lviv region for owners and managers of SMEs on delegation and internal communication in a team, with the support of the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative.

    The course (full details) is designed to:


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