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Training on social responsibility in business
On 20 March, the International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) and Nestle Ukraine organised a one-day training on social responsibility in business and core labour standards to help facilitate EU market entry for Ukrainian companies in the berry sector. The training was carried out in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project...
From Policies to Action: OECD workshop on monitoring implementation of SME development strategy in Ukraine
On 20 February, the OECD organised the first workshop on monitoring the implementation of Ukraine’s SME strategy in the framework of the EU4Business project 'From Policies to Action'. The workshop focused on good practice tools to monitor and report progress in the implementation of SME strategies and action plans, including key performance indicators to better assess the impact of implemented...
Ukraine’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area treaty with the EU opens new opportunities for SMEs
• EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line launched in Ukraine: individual borrowers can receive loans of up to €3 million in UAH equivalent • Thousands of Ukrainian SMEs to benefit from funds worth up to €60 million • Credit line to support production upgrades, export potential Thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine stand to benefit from new financing opportunities offered by the...
On 15 March, the EU Delegation to Armenia organised a site visit in Yerevan to get acquainted with the innovative companies and start-ups, which have received technical and financial support in the framework of the European Union's ‘Support to SME Development in Armenia’ (EU-SMEDA) project. The visit was attended by the EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski and a group of journalists. During...
Four Armenian companies participated in BioFach 2019
Companies from Armenia have secured trade deals for dried and canned fruits, jams, juices, and herbs at BioFach 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for organic products, in Nuremberg, Germany. Four Armenian companies took part in the trade fair, between 14 and 16 February, thanks to the support of the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union under its...
The Georgian stand at BioFach 2019
Companies from Georgia secured more than €600,000 worth of orders from international buyers at BioFach 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for organic products, in Nuremberg, Germany. The participating companies are beneficiaries of the International Trade Centre’s ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, which aims to connect...
BusinessCool
The first phase of the ‘BusinessCool’ training programme for social entrepreneurs was completed with a final session on 15-17 February in Riscova, Moldova. Funded by the Entrepreneurship Academy of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), the workshops were conducted by the local business support organisation EcoVisio at its training centre for social businesses and start-ups, as part of...
The winners of the Start-up Boost Weekend
The fourth Start-up Boost Weekend took place in the Armenian capital Yerevan this weekend, bringing together around 130 students from universities, and this time also from the UWC Dilijan school, with the support of the EU-SMEDA project. After 54 hours of learning, practicing, sharing and presentation sessions between February 22 and 24, with experienced mentors and successful entrepreneurs,...
13 Armenian start-ups took part in the HyeTech Entrepreneur Immersion Programme 2019
February gave a great opportunity to Armenian start-ups to leave their comfort zones and travel to the tech center California for an intensive 10-day programme aimed at helping them get acquainted with the most useful innovations, as well as tech culture and tendencies in Silicon Valley. In total, 13 Armenian start-ups participated in the HyeTech Entrepreneur Immersion Programme 2019 (HyeTech EIP...
The Ukrainian stand at BIOFACH 2019
From 13-16 February 2019, Ukrainian exporters working in the berry sector took part in Biofach 2019 – a leading organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, attended by over 15,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors – making over 200 business contacts with export potential. They took part with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA), as part of the...