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Software product management course
Young people in the Shirak marz of Armenia are invited to apply for a free three-month course on software product management, offered as part of the 'Boosting Technological Development in Shirak Marz' project – an EU-funded initiative implemented under the EU4Business initiative by the Microsoft Innovation Centre. The deadline for applications is 17 February. The course starts on 4 March...
Training with visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka
The new year started for the EU-SMEDA project with an activity aimed at strengthening the capacities of BMOs (Business Membership Organisations). The visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka met with a dozen of active BMOs to provide guidance and to share her hands-on expertise that aimed to improve their efficiency in performance, in particular in becoming more independent and sustainable as...
Armenia Start-up Academy Demo Day
The Demo Day of the third batch of graduating start-ups of the EU-funded Armenia Start-up Academy was successfully held on January 19, 2019. During the Demo Day, the founders of 12 start-ups that had been enrolled in the third cycle of the 12-week pre-acceleration programme of the Armenia Start-up Academy introduced themselves and their products and solutions to the interested public, shared what...
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...
The Georgian stand at IGW
Two Georgian honey producers are presenting their products at the International Green Week (IGW), a one-of-a-kind annual international exhibition of the food, agriculture and gardening industries in Berlin on 18-27 January, 2019. Georgia will be featured by a range of products at the fair this year, but it is the first time that European consumers and trade visitors will have a chance to try...
Design Georgia at PASSAGEN, Cologne
A group of Georgian interior designers and furniture producers is in Cologne, Germany, this week – the first time that Georgian designers showcase their products at the Designers Fair during Passagen Interior Design Week, Germany’s largest annual design event. Meanwhile, Georgian furniture manufacturers are also visiting leading German furniture producers to explore the potential for cooperation...
Georgian coins and banknotes
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a senior loan of $10 million to the Bank of Georgia Group PLC for on-lending to micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The funding will be distributed to MSEs through the Bank of Georgia Group’s dominant subsidiary, the Bank of Georgia – one of the country’s leading small-business lenders. This continued collaboration between the...
The ITC training in Kyiv included a Skype video link with an expert in Germany
On December 20 2018, in Kyiv, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association facilitated a one-day training on how to export fresh and frozen berries to Germany for Ukrainian export-oriented berry companies. The event took place under the framework of the European Union-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. More...
EFSE's Armenian partner Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a local currency loan equivalent to US$10 million to Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK to expand access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – contributing to a key priority of the EU4Business initiative. The investment will allow over 3,000 new loans to be issued to Armenian entrepreneurs in their own local...
Design Georgia
Georgia will be in the spotlight at the PASSAGEN Interior Design Week in Cologne from 14-20 January 2019. For the first time, with the support of the EU4Business initiative, Georgian interior design products will be presented to the world industry gathering in Germany under the 'Design Georgia' brand. Architect and interior designer Anuka Tavartkiladze, three architects and designers from...