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The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Trade Helpdesk, a new EU4Business project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, was launched in late 2019. The 5 year long initiative aims to increase economic ties between the EU and the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). The project will:...
“EU4Business: Connecting Companies” is the name of an ambitious new action funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union and managed by EUROCHAMBRES . The main aim is to promote trade between the EU Member States & the 6 Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine. The “EU4Business: Connecting Companies” project is expected...
On December 5, 2019 in the framework of the Eastern Partnership. Ready to Trade. EU4Business Initiative, project funded by the European Union, a round table discussion on “Value Chain Analysis. Textile and Sewing sector of the Republic of Belarus” was held in Minsk, Belarus. The event was organized by the International Trade Center (ITC) in cooperation with the Belarusian Fund for Financial...
EU4Business General Assembly: looking back on a decade of achievements and forward to the challenges ahead
The third meeting of the EU4Business General Assembly took place on 28 June 2019 in Brussels, and marked the 10th anniversary of the EU4Business Initiative. During this high-level event, the EU4Business Secretariat shared the results achieved during the last decade, as well as the progress made specifically in 2018. The 2019 General Assembly provided a unique opportunity for 83 participants,...
E-commerce training for textile and clothing SMEs in Belarus
Twenty-two textile and clothing SMEs from across Belarus took part in a week-long training on digital trade and exports held in Brest from May 13-17. The training was organised by the International Trade Centre, with the support of the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs, within the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership - Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union as...
Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus
The UNDP and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus have launched a competition for business ideas as part of the EU4Business project ‘ Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus ’, funded by the European Union. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, and runs for 36 months, from February 1, 2019...
Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus
The EU4Business project on ‘Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus’, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, is seeking four experts in local economic development methodologies. These vacancies provide methodological support for local economic development. The deadline for applications is 15 May. Applicants can find a detailed description of the vacancies...
EFSE’s main target group is micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and low-income households
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has announced the expansion of its fund structure to promote lending in local currencies. Backed by a contribution of €44 million from the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, and €12 million from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the new ‘L-shares’ will be used to enhance local currency financing in the...
Regional economic development in focus
On 4 April, an introductory seminar was held in Minsk on the application of the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) methodology in the EU4Business project on ‘ Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus ’, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in partnership with Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. One of the...
The launch event in Minsk on 31 January
Improving the business environment and strengthening entrepreneurship in Belarus are the main goals of two advisory programmes on private sector development, launched jointly by the European Union and the World Bank Group on 31 January. “We aim to achieve concrete benefits for Belarusian enterprises by promoting sector competitiveness reinforcement initiatives, and by ensuring capacity building...