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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...
EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...
Today in Vienna, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission will host the 5 th Eastern Partnership Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together high level representatives from the EU and the six Eastern Partners - Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Georgia , the...
Participants in the Belarus Fashion Forum
On November 16-17, the Belarus Fashion Forum was held in Minsk, with the support of the International Trade Centre under the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union. The Forum – organised by the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs and the Belarusian Chamber of Fashion – is an annual educational platform where leading international experts and fashion...