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three MoUs were signed between Armenian and Iranian companies at the Forum
More than 150 young people from the regions of Armenia got together with representatives of the government and international organisations to take part in the ‘Empowering Regions Through High Tech’ conference organised by the EU4Business SMEDA project in Gyumri over two days last month. Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia, is aiming to become the IT capital of Armenia with its...
The EU4Business project for ‘Support to SME development in Armenia’ (SMEDA), in cooperation with the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London, is organizing a three-day training for Armenian startups and a one-day training for marketing companies, taking place on 5-8 December. The training will cover the start-up journey that businesses need to go on to successfully...
The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place in Brussels on 24 November, marking the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, while looking forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens, including significant pledges in the area of business support. The Summit brought together Heads of State or...
Brussels, 24 November 2017 The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place today in Brussels. It was a moment to celebrate the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, and to look forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will bring tangible benefits to citizens. The Summit, held at the level of Heads of State or Government, brought...
On the eve of the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels, EUROCHAMBRES – the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a key partner of the EU4Business initiative in the East Invest programme – has called for a strong political engagement of the European Union in the EaP countries, and underlined the importance of further economic reforms, development of the private...
The 5 th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on Friday, 24 November, bringing together heads of state and government from EU member states and the six Eastern partner countries. Among the priority areas to be discussed are economic development and better market opportunities. The leaders will look forward to future cooperation, as well as taking stock of what has been...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) – jointly the EIB Group – signed today the first guarantee agreements with ProCredit Holding and its subsidiaries in order to support EUR 100 million of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine under EU4Business initiative. These agreements will enable the ProCredit banks in these...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Proposals for action grants to support private sector organisations (BMOs and BSOs). The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 November, 2017,16:00. The aim of the this call is to support Private Sector Organisations (business associations and other business member organisations) to: Improve...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Applications open to companies, experts or consortia to conduct a sectoral study of Textile/Apparel/Leather/Shoes/Fashion Design businesses in Armenia. The deadline for applications is 8 November, 2017, 18:00. The textile and apparel industry is one of the 11 strategic export-oriented sectors in Armenia...
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) is inviting Armenian companies, who have innovative solutions in Precision Engineering and the Internet of Things (IoT) to participate in the Hannover Messe 2018 trade faire and in a roadshow in Germany, taking place from 17 to 28 April, 2018. The deadline to apply is 7 November. SMEDA will choose up to 4 companies, which will...