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A series of rural startups from Belarus will get the chance to put their ideas into action with EU support, after being selected at the fourth Startup Weekend in Kamarova earlier this month. At the event, business ideas were presented by residents of Miadziel, Astraviec, Smarhoń and Pastavy districts, who had been trained at the School of Rural Business in Kamarova from January to April 2018. A...
Ready to Trade: training on product listing in Azerbaijan
A first workshop on product listing has just been held by the International Trade Centre in Azerbaijan, as part of the recently launched ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of SMEs from Azerbaijan and other Eastern Partnership countries, and help them access new markets with a...
Château Mukhrani
A training on agritourism development took place at the end of April at Château Mukhrani in Georgia, supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , with funding from EU under the EU4Business initiative. More than 20 representatives from micro businesses learned how to use opportunities created by raising visitor flow to the country and to Mukhrani in particular. Along with...
ITC berry export seminar
On May 3, the International Trade Centre in cooperation with the Ukrainian Berries Association organised its first seminar in Kyiv on the possibilities of exporting berry products to EU markets. The seminar was held within the framework of the three-year ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project, a regional programme funded by the EU across the Eastern Partnership under the EU4Business Initiative. The project...
Georgia on European Way
The EU4Business project ‘Georgia on European Way: Creation of Effective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation’ has issued a call for project proposals from Georgian civil society organisations. The deadline for applications is 31 May. The EU-funded project aims to increase and support Georgian civil society organisations’ role in raising public awareness, understanding and support for...
grant opportunity for IT companies in Shirak marz Armenia
As part of the EU4Business project on ‘Boosting Technological Developments in Shirak Marz’, the Microsoft Innovation Centre Armenia and Gyumri Information Technologies Centre have announced a new grant opportunity for partner IT companies. The deadline for applications is 20 May. The goal of the grant opportunity is to assist IT companies operating in Shirak marz in expanding their activities and...
Pavel Filip, Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip in Brussels on 3 May on the occasion of the fourth Association Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. With trade between the EU and Moldova up a further 18% in 2017, accounting for 55% of Moldova's total trade, the two sides discussed further steps to translate increased trade volumes into...
Supported by the EU-SMEDA project, four Armenian Precision Engineering and IIoT (industrial internet of things) companies recently had the opportunity to be part of this year's Hannover Messe 2018 , the world’s biggest trade fair for engineering. Prior to the trade fair, several sessions for capacity development and preparation had been conducted by EU-SMEDA. Additionally, a road show was...
Staff of the Armenian National Statistical Service have taken part in a study tour to Denmark, organised by the EU4Business SMEDA (Support to SME Development in Armenia) project. The visit follows four expert missions on SME statistics organised by EU-SMEDA, aiming at enhancing the capacities of the National Statistical Service. The key topics discussed and observed in Denmark were: information...
MODA UK
Ukrainian clothing and footwear manufacturers have an opportunity to take part in the UK's number one trade fashion event, MODA UK in Birmingham, on 5-7 August, with the support of the EBRD in the framework of the EU-funded EU4Business initiative. Over the next two years (2018-2020), British-Ukrainian company VimesVC LTD, working on behalfof the EBRD under EU4Business, will provide support to...