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.



  • 11/12/2019

    On December 11, 2019 the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with SME Development Office of MEDTA (SMEDO) and EU4Business/FORBIZ project will organize the Third Annual National SME Development Forum 2019: GROWING TOGETHER in the framework of European SME Week in Ukraine. The Forum is a closing event of the SME Week.

  • 11/12/2019 to 12/12/2019
    • Monitoring the implementation of Business Development Services policy roadmap
    • Good practice on developing a support programme for high-growth enterprises

    Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10.00-16.30

    Hotel Marriot

    Minsk, Belarus

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