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.



  • New challenges for modern transport logistics in Ukraine

    The Odessa Business Support Centre is organising an event on challenges in modern transport logistics in Ukraine. The conference takes place on 28 May, with the support of the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative.

    The conference aims to establish and develop a dialogue between international experts, representatives of logistics companies and associations, and the local authorities, in order to identify problems in the transport sector and new opportunities for further development.

    The event will help participants to:

  • Business communication: best practice for SMEs

    On 28 May, an event on ‘Business communication: best practice for SMEs’ takes place in Sloviansk, organised by the Kramatorsk Business Support Centre with the support of the EBRD in the framework of the EU4Business initiative.

    The event – defined as a ‘business co-working’ – is aimed at SME owners and managers of SME PR and marketing departments. 

    Participants at the event (full programme) willdiscover:


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