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.



  • 'Nerka design happening’ exhibition
    15/06/2018 to 24/06/2018

    A 10-day exhibition on industrial design, with funding and support from the EU-SMEDA project, will take place in the Armenian capital Yerevan from 15-24 June.

  • Furniture Forum

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites representatives of private furniture businesses to take part in the international industry conference ‘Furniture Forum’, which will be held in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 20 June with the support of the European Union under the EU4Business initiative.

    The purpose of this large-scale business event is to discuss, in practical terms, the actual problems of creating, producing and selling furniture products, including topics such as: 


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