The EU4Business Initiative serves SMEs as the beneficiaries of EU support in the Eastern Partnership countries — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Scroll down the page to learn more about the EU4Business portfolio, projects, partners and other useful initiatives.

EU4Business Initiative

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Eastern Partnership region have the potential to create jobs and drive economic growth. Obstacles such as limited access to finance, burdensome legislation and difficulties entering new markets are hindering their progress.

EU-supported projects

All Projects
Start date: 30.08.2023
End date: 07.11.2026
Project Objectives: increased inclusion of digital tools in SMEs’ daily operations; encouragement of SMEs to invest in digitalization.
Start date: 22.06.2023
End date: 22.06.2026
The project will contribute to sustainable and equitable recovery and economic competitiveness of Ukraine through strengthened and EU compliant competition and State aid frameworks, aligned with requirements of Ukraine’s accession process towards the EU membership.
ongoing projects

Other Initiatives

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The European Union for Environment (EU4Environment) programme helps Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being. It backs actions related to the environment, uncovers possibilities for more sustainable growth, and establishes methods to more effectively handle risks and influences on the environment.


EU’s flagship regional programme, the EU4Digital initiative, supports digital transformation and the harmonization of digital markets in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. It includes helping lower roaming charges, improving high-speed internet for economic growth, and aligning digital frameworks across various sectors, from logistics to health. Strengthening the digital economy and society will support businesses, create additional employment opportunities and foster economic expansion.

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