Past events

Senior managers from Business Support Organisations (BSOs) in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries are to receive training from EU experts at the BSO Strategic Planning Academy in Westerham, Germany, from 8 to 11 May. If you are a BSO executive in one of the six EaP countries concerned - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine - you can to apply for one of around 30 places at...
Armenian technology startups are encouraged to apply to participate in a unique tech and entrepreneurship conference in Salamanca, Spain, on 26 and 27 April 2017. Startup Olé aims to drive entrepreneurship by connecting startups like yours with investors, accelerators, policymakers, universities and innovative corporations. The SMEDA ( Support to SME Development in Armenia ) project, part of the...
The second platform of the Eastern Partnership focuses on economic integration and convergence with EU policies. Partner countries and representatives of the European Union institutions come together in December for their sixteenth meeting. The one-day conference takes place on 6 December and the programme includes: a presentation of key political developments; preparation for the Eastern...
The forthcoming OECD Eurasia Week in Paris will once again bring together regional stakeholders in order to strengthen relations and identify key common business challenges that the region is facing. The theme this year is ‘Productivity and Resilience in Eurasia’. Strengthening relations The OECD Eurasia Week 2016, due to take place in Paris between 22 and 24 November 2016, builds on the work of...
Agility, innovation and internationalisation
Consultants need to build their competences, exposure and networks to provide SMEs with high-quality paid services, a conference in Tbilisi heard The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) hosted an international conference of consulting professionals in Tbilisi from 3 to 4 November, as part of the EU4Business programme. The Aim of the “Competitive Consulting 2016” conference was...
DCFTA and Association Agreement Handbook
Joint launch in Chisinau of books explaining the EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, respectively The Handbook on the Association Agreement (AA) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) that Moldova has with the European Union was launched in Chisinau on 28 November. Two other language versions - Romanian...
Public-private dialogue for reform
East Invest 2 conference participants sought to create a position paper for improving the business environment in Eastern Partnership countries The East Invest 2 Annual Partner Conference held on 27 October provided a unique opportunity for the Business Support Organisations involved in EU4Business to get an overview of the EU's East Invest 2 project activities and their role in fostering...
The second East invest 2 annual partner conference is a chance for business support organisations to share best practices on issues such as access to markets and finance. It also provides the perfect opportunity for stakeholders to develop links with partners from across the region. Annual partner conference The second East Invest II annual partner conference will take place in Yerevan, Armenia...
Export-readiness training
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25/10/2016 to 27/10/2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Advice for Small Businesses unit organised a two-day training course on “export readiness” in Tbilisi in October The course, “Business Diagnostics for Export Readiness”, was held from 25 to 27 October as part of the EU4Business programme. The aim is to assist SMEs in Eastern Partnership countries in promoting their exports to EU...
EU4Business Week
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24/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
EU4Business Week, held in Armenia in October, highlighted EU support for SMEs in the six Eastern Partnership countries as a whole Armenia played host to a series of key events and activities highlighting the EU’s role in supporting economic development, innovation and business in the Eastern Partnership countries, during the EU4Business Week held in Yerevan from 24 to 28 October. Ambassador Piotr...