The Facility combines loans with EU grants to support direct SME financing in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It seeks to improve access to finance by providing guarantee schemes and technical assistance to increase the number of viable projects carried out by SMEs.
East Invest is a regional investment and trade facilitation project that contributes to the economic development of the region and to the improvement of its business environment, developing networking between the EU and the Eastern Partner countries and between the Eastern partners themselves, in
East Invest 2 runs concurrently with East Invest 1, focusing more specifically on DCFTAs and providing training to BSOs and SMEs on doing business with the EU, complemented by visiting potential EU business partners and learning how to do business in Europe through the Roadshow Facility of East I
The Fund aims to foster economic development and prosperity through the sustainable provision of additional development finance, notably to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and to private households, via qualified local financial institutions.