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.



  • Forum on strategic planning in the textile industry

    A forum on strategic planning in the textile industrytakes in Lviv on 19 April, organised by the Business Community Club Ukrainetogether with the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

  • Creascope-2019

    Creascope-2019, an annual conference on design, takes place in Kyiv on 19 April, organised by ‘Creapro’together with the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine. 

    Creascope is theannual conference on the capabilities of design, its various aspects and the scope of its application. Speakers are influential specialists from different countries. Participants will analyze together design tools as well as share experience and inspire each other to experiment.


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Check out the EU Neighbours East site for more information on the EU's cooperation with the countries in the Eastern Partnership region.