EU4BUSINESS IN ARMENIA

The vast majority of businesses in Armenia are SMEs. They are responsible for nearly 80% of all jobs in the country. Despite this, they make up only 27% of Armenia’s GDP. EU4Business works to build a conducive business and investment environment to help SMEs reach their full potential. Programmes improve access to finance and new markets, target women entrepreneurs and SMEs working in green energy and also encourage social entrepreneurship. EU4Business is part of the EU’s wider efforts in the country which make it one of Armenia’s main economic partners.

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EFSE's Armenian partner Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a local currency loan equivalent to US$10 million to Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK to expand access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – contributing to a key...

Success stories

Volterman co-founder Gevorg Poghosyan during the IMG grant award ceremony in 2017
The idea for the Volterman smart wallet came to Armenian tech entrepreneur Azat Tovmasyan when his daughter Natalie lost her wallet. Combining sleek design and smart technology, that idea has now developed into a prototype wallet packed with digital technology. And EU support is helping the start-up he co-founded to take the product to market. Volterman combines 5 smart functions: a built-in...
At work at staff.am
An Armenian start-up is developing an artificial intelligence recruitment tool that harnesses the power of data and deep learning algorithms to save recruiters' time and boost the hiring process by providing pipeline of targeted quality candidates. This year, the company secured an EU-SMEDA Innovation Matching Grant (IMG), funded by the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, described...
Aram Gasparyan celebrates the launch of his business in Goris
Aram Gasparyan works in printing and production of outdoor advertising boards in the city of Goris in Armenia. Since December 2017, his business has grown from amateur level to specialised production, with the help of EU4Business, through the EU-funded project on 'Boosting the Competitiveness of regional SMEs', implemented by the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Centre of...