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.



  • Study tour to Chile for Ukrainian berry producers
    14/01/2019 to 19/01/2019

    The EU4Business Ready to Trade project is organising a study tour to Chile for Ukrainian berry producers, from 14-19 January.

    Exporters, berry pickers and processors will:

  • Armenian Start-up Academy Demo Day

    The Demo Day of the third batch of graduates of the EU-funded Armenia Start-up Academy will take place on January 19, from6-8.30pm at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. 

    The Academy is a game-changing entrepreneurship and start-up education programme, which, with the support of the European Union, shapes Armenia’s innovative future.


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