Support for SMEs > Access to knowledge

Project / Programme Company type Finance type Type of instruments Amount Investment Focus Short description
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 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
Small, Medium Advisory, Training Export oriented SMEs

Business advisory projects with local consultants and international advisers under the programme strengthen the competitiveness of SMEsfacilitate exportsadopt new standards, raise awareness of the DCFTA, provide better access to finance, and increase the use, and improve the quality, of local business advisory services.

Regional programmes
Women in Business
Small, Medium, Large Business advice, Business diagnostic, Mentoring, Training Women-led businesses

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. The programme also offers trainingmentoring and other support to enable women entrepreneurs to share experiences and learn from each other as peers.

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 supports the apparel sector in Moldova, assisting exporting and export-ready SMEs in producing value added goods in accordance with international and EU market requirements and linking with EU markets.