Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU’s 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. The European Union’s EU4Business breaks down these barriers with finance, support and training to help small businesses realise their full potential. EU4Business support is delivered together with other organisations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.



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    25/09/2017 to 27/09/2017

    Today is the last day to register for a three-day training workshop on ‘Advanced Export Practice and Trade Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises’, organised by the EBRD and EU4Business in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on 25-27 September 2017.

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    27/09/2017 to 30/09/2017

    Attend the “KharkivBUILD & Energy" forum and exhibition, where you will meet fellow construction industry professionals from Ukraine and beyond.

    The largest event of its kind in eastern Ukraine for architects, designers, buyers and customers, “KharkivBUILD & Energy" is organised and financed under the EU4Business initiative. It will focus on energy-efficient technologies and also feature an architectural competition.


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