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EFSE’s main target group is micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and low-income households
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has announced the expansion of its fund structure to promote lending in local currencies. Backed by a contribution of €44 million from the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, and €12 million from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the new ‘L-shares’ will be used to enhance local currency financing in the...
ProAID portal
On April 4, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development launched an official web portal for international technical assistance (ITA) coordination (ProAID) in Ukraine. The web resource contains full and updated information on current international assistance projects in Ukraine, their goals, donors and implementation status. The portal was developed by the MEDT reform support team with the...
Maison & Objet Paris
Ukrainian interior designers are invited to apply for one of the five places on the Ukrainian stand at the ‘ Maison & Objet’ fair in Paris in September, one of the largest and most renowned European interior design and decoration exhibitions, as well as the most powerful online platform for professionals. The selected participants will receive support from the EBRD as part of the EU4Business...
Training on social responsibility in business
On 20 March, the International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) and Nestle Ukraine organised a one-day training on social responsibility in business and core labour standards to help facilitate EU market entry for Ukrainian companies in the berry sector. The training was carried out in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project...
From Policies to Action: OECD workshop on monitoring implementation of SME development strategy in Ukraine
On 20 February, the OECD organised the first workshop on monitoring the implementation of Ukraine’s SME strategy in the framework of the EU4Business project 'From Policies to Action'. The workshop focused on good practice tools to monitor and report progress in the implementation of SME strategies and action plans, including key performance indicators to better assess the impact of implemented...
Ukraine’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area treaty with the EU opens new opportunities for SMEs
• EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line launched in Ukraine: individual borrowers can receive loans of up to €3 million in UAH equivalent • Thousands of Ukrainian SMEs to benefit from funds worth up to €60 million • Credit line to support production upgrades, export potential Thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine stand to benefit from new financing opportunities offered by the...
The Ukrainian stand at BIOFACH 2019
From 13-16 February 2019, Ukrainian exporters working in the berry sector took part in Biofach 2019 – a leading organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, attended by over 15,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors – making over 200 business contacts with export potential. They took part with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA), as part of the...
The Ukrainian delegation at Fruit Logistica 2019
Seven Ukrainian berry producers took part in the international FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019 exhibition in Germany from 6-8 February, with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative. FRUIT LOGISTICA is one of the largest European fresh market exhibitions with 3,200 exhibitors...
Meeting with Chilean berry producers
Representatives from four Ukrainian berry producers have returned from a week-long study tour to Chile organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) together with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) as part of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project, funded by the European Union . The main objective of the study tour, from 14-19 January, was to strengthen export competitiveness and...
There were more than 50 events across Ukraine
More than 50 events took place across 16 cities in Ukraine, during events organised by 15 partners as part of 'European SME Week' between September and December 2018. Events saw about 10,000 contacts with SMEs, with 200,000 people impacted by the broader information campaign. During the campaign, a wide range of events took place in the framework of the EU4Business initiative, in which Ukrainian...