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November 2018
Newsletter EN

Ukraine EU4Business presents opportunities map for small and medium business in Ukraine
Ukraine 22/11/2018
Georgia Pixomatic: EU-SMEDA startup beneficiary aims for 10 million monthly active users in a year
Armenia 16/11/2018
Armenia Meet the Georgian ICT Cluster – a new player in the field
Georgia 19/10/2018


EU4Business presents opportunities map for small and medium business in Ukraine

22 November 2018

The European Union’s EU4Business has developed a Map of Opportunities for SMEs – a systematic and comprehensive collection of all possible tools offered to Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises by EU programmes, EU4Business, COSME and Horizon 2020. Here you can find out how to get to international markets, where to find funding and how to develop business skills and improve the business climate in Ukraine.

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EU and UNDP expand support to small business development in Belarus: new project to foster local entrepreneurship, social enterprises and stimulate regional economy

The European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus came together yesterday to sign a new project that will support development of entrepreneurship in the regions of Belarus. This €8 million project is one of the largest ever initiatives of its kind implemented in Belarus and will substantially contribute to SMEs becoming the engine of the Belarusian economy in the years to come.

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Created in Moldova, Appreciated Worldwide: campaign to mark four years of DCFTA implementation launched in Chisinau

Moldovan businesses and business associations, civil society representatives, government officials and diplomats gathered in Chisinau on 8 November to mark four years of DCFTA implementation in the Republic of Moldova.

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Youth of Gyumri prove their talent in IT sector, with the help of EU4Business

Many young people from Gyumri in Armenia’s Shirak region see their future in the sector of information technologies (IT), and the Gyumri Technology Centre (GTC) – developed with the help of EU4Business – is exactly what they seek.

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Georgian companies attend Paris food fair leading to orders worth €4 million

Thirteen Georgian companies took part in the SIAL international food exhibition in Paris last month, with the support of EU4Business, with contacts leading to dozens of confirmed orders worth a total value of €4 million.

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Breaking farming records

Entrepreneur Andriy Soroka is relaunching his father’s farming business. A business loan under the EU4Business programme helped him take an important step on this path.

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Azerbaijan: how European advice helped one company survive the crisis and emerge stronger

Sermar LLC is a ceramic tiles and accessories store selling leading European products in Baku, a long journey from its beginnings in the early 2000s, when it was established as a small shop selling construction materials.

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Pixomatic: EU-SMEDA startup beneficiary aims for 10 million monthly active users in a year

Pixomatic is an Armenian startup that has developed a state-of-the-art online photo editor, with a unique image-cutting feature. It allows instantly to remove a background from any photo, make it transparent, add different colours and filters, or switch the background with another photo.

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Taking on the world

A Ukrainian company from Lviv has become a leader in the domestic market and established export sales to more than 20 countries. The EBRD’s business advisory programme, with support from the EU4Business initiative, has helped it to become more sustainable.

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Meet the Georgian ICT Cluster – a new player in the field

Boxwood is one of the 11 companies that have come together with the aim of creating a unified cooperation platform of companies operating in Georgia’s ICT sector. George Keshelashvili, Executive Partner at Boxwood, believes this type of cooperation will be beneficial, both for the companies involved and the ICT sector as a whole, as the cluster will make it possible to address common challenges.

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Sea buckthorn: the Moldovan farm investing in an extraordinary ‘super fruit’ – with help from the EIB and EU4Business

The nutritional and medicinal value of sea buckthorn – a flowering shrub that produces compact orange fruit – has been known in Europe for generations. Yet despite its growing reputation as a “super fruit”, particularly beneficial for treating skin disorders, until now, there were no producers in the Republic of Moldova able to deliver industrial quantities of this curative product.

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EBRD launches trade support programme in Georgia with EU4Business support

With EU funding under EU4Business, the EBRD this week launched Trade Readyin Georgia – a new trade support initiative aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working to improve their competitiveness to succeed in international markets.

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Dec 2018
Eastern Partnership Business Forum 2018: sign up now for major event in Vienna


Dec 2018
Eastern Partnership conference in Vienna: ‘A stronger economy for stronger societies’


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Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018



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Change management: training for business consultants in Minsk



Nov 2018
Ministerial conference on High-Quality Financial Information



Dec 2018
Sign up for the A-Z in business project management

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