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.



  • Zero waste production
    24/06/2019 to 26/06/2019

    An EU4Business workshop for SMEs on ‘Zero Waste Production’ is being organised by the Rivne Business Support Centre, taking place in two three-day modules, the first from 22-24 April in Rivne, and the second from 24-26 June in the Zakarpattia region.

    The workshop is being organised with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. 

  • Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019
    25/06/2019 to 29/06/2019

    Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019 takes place on 25-29 June with a mission to develop the fashion industry in Armenia, with the support of the EU4Business SMEDA project. 

    Meet more than 15 fashion industry representatives, experts, designers, influencers, photographers, stylists, etc. to discuss and share the best international expertise. ‘Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019’ is the best opportunity for local sector representatives leading to a global fashion scene.


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