The first annual report of EU4Business, analysing the dynamics and achievements of the initiative over the period 2016-2017, as well as total consolidated figures since the initiative was launched in 2009. The report also outlines a way forward that is based on wide consultations with EU4Business stakeholders.

“It’s a great opportunity to bring together the different stakeholders, to have a common idea about what is happening and to think also about the challenges that everybody is facing and how EU4Business can move forward.” 
In the spring of 2018, national round tables were held in each of the six Eastern Partnership countries, bringing together key EU4Business stakeholders – EU Delegations, IFIs, national SME agencies and Ministries of Economy, commercial banks, business associations, key implementers and any other related parties. The conclusions – included in the EU4Business Annual Report – offer a unique perspective following a detailed joint consideration of all the EU4Business pillars and initiatives.


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This round table organised by the EU4Business Secretariat gathered together representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, EU Delegation to Armenia, EU4Business implementers in the country, as well as partner banks and other international organisations to take a look at the achievements of EU4Business over the past two years, discuss the lessons learnt and propose a way forward for this important initiative supporting SME sector in all six EaP countries.

A video highlighting the work of the EU4Business round table held in the Belarusian capital Minsk, on 28 March 2018.

The round table brought together 32 participants, representing all the stakeholders of the EU4Business initiative in Belarus, including the EU Delegation, Ministry of Economy, all the implementing organisations in Belarus, SMEs and BSOs, and intermediary banks.