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.



  • Trade mission to India
    22/04/2019 to 27/04/2019

    Ukrainian companies in the areas of aerospace, advanced manufacturing and green technologies (cleantech) are invited to apply to take part in a trade mission to India on 22-27 April, supported by the EBRD’s Advice for Small Businesses programme as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The deadline for applications is 10 March.

  • Zero waste production
    22/04/2019 to 24/04/2019

    An EU4Business workshop for SMEs on ‘Zero Waste Production’ is being organised by the Rivne Business Support Centre, taking place in two three-day modules, the first from 22-24 April in Rivne, and the second from 24-26 June in the Zakarpattia region.

    The workshop is being organised with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. 


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