Support for SMEs > Access to knowledge

Project / Programmesort ascending Company type Finance type Type of instruments Amount Investment Focus Short description
Regional programmes
Women in Business
Small, Medium, Large Business advice, Business diagnostic, Mentoring, Training Women-led business

Under the programme, the EBRD provides access to finance through credit lines to local banks dedicated to women-led SMEs, alongside business advice to help businesses become more competitive.

Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Countries of the Eastern Partnership (STAREP)
Small, medium Advisory, business advice, mentoring, training €1 million Policymakers, academics, regulators, local business leaders,

Start/end date: 2014 - 2019
Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Implementing partner: The World...

Increasing Institutional Capacity for Innovation
Small, medium Advisory, mentoring, technical assistance €2.7 million SME, research teams, GITA

Start/end date: 2018 - 2022
Country covered: Georgia
Implementing partner: The World Bank
EU budget: €2.7 million...

Framework for Capacity Building to Support Financial Intermediaries in Azerbaijan and Georgia
Small, medium Advisory, training €2.88 million MSMEs, financial intermediaries

Start/end date: 2009 - 2019
Countries covered: Azerbaijan, Georgia
Implementing partner: European Bank for Reconstruction and...

EU4Business: From Policies to Action
Small, medium Advisory, business advice, business diagnostic €4 million SME, governments

Start/end date: 2017 - 2020
Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Implementing partner: OECD...

EBRD Advice for Small Businesses
Small, Medium Advisory All SMEs

This programme provides entrepreneurs with access to the know-how to transform their businesses, providing consultancy services and advice in areas including strategymarketingoperationsquality managementenergy efficiencyfinancial management and more. 

Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
Small, Medium Technical assistance Export oriented SMEs

The project provides analysis of selected value chains and export market opportunities for SMEs, coachingtraining and business advisory services to selected businesses, support to sectoral BSOs, support for participation in trade fairsB2B and study visits, and facilitation of linkages.

Bilateral programmes
SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia
Small, Medium Technical assistance SMEs

The project assists Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in becoming more competitive and adapting to the new environment under the free trade agreement with the EU (DCFTA) by supporting cluster development in selected industries (filmfurnitureapparel, and ICT).

DCFTA programmes
DCFTA Initiative East
Small, Medium, Midcaps, Others Technical assistance EUR 10m for the region SMEs in selected Agri-Food Value Chains

The DCFTA Initiative East provides advice and business support services to the agri-food sector, helping farmers and entrepreneurs to produce high value crops and quality products that can gain full access to the international market.

DCFTA Adaptation Programme – Support for SME Competitiveness in Georgia
Small, Medium Advisory, Training Export oriented SMEs

The programme strengthens the competitiveness of SMEs, facilitates exports, helps businesses adopt new standards, raises awareness of DCFTA and finance opportunities, and increases the use and quality of local business advisory services.