This annual report on the EU4Business initiative, covers all EU support to SMEs in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The report provides detailed information on EU assistance across the programme’s three priority areas: access to finance, business development services and the business-enabling environment.
According to the report, in 2020, the EU provided support to nearly 72,000 SMEs, a third of which are owned by women. This resulted in over 50,000 new jobs and €1 billion in extra income generated by EU-supported SMEs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.