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.



  • Project management for consultants
    16/10/2018 to 19/10/2018

    A workshop on ‘Project management for consultants’ is being organised by the Kropyvnytskyi Business Support Centre on 16-19 October with the support of the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The deadline for registration is 2 October.

  • Sales and Service training - second intake
    17/10/2018 to 19/10/2018

    The Rivne Business Support Centre is organising a second intake in October of its three-day workshop on ‘sales and service’, aimed at heads of service departments, marketing directors, sales directors, owners and managers of SMEs. The second intake of the training will take place from 17-19 October, with the support of the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.


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