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.



  • Thinking Management
    28/11/2019 to 30/11/2019

    A business course on ‘thinking management’ is being organised by the Ivano-Frankivsk Business Support Centre on 28-30 November, together with the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative. The event takes place in Volosyanka, in the Lviv region

    The event is targeted at owners, managers and HR-directors of SMEs. 

    The programme of the forum includes the following topics:

  • 11/12/2019

    On December 11, 2019 the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with SME Development Office of MEDTA (SMEDO) and EU4Business/FORBIZ project will organize the Third Annual National SME Development Forum 2019: GROWING TOGETHER in the framework of European SME Week in Ukraine. The Forum is a closing event of the SME Week.


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