EU and UNDP provide training and networking to over 1,500 small businesses in Ukraine
January 12, 2023

EU and UNDP provide training and networking to over 1,500 small businesses in Ukraine


In 2022, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, with financial support from the European Union, helped to organise 136 educational and networking events for over 1,500 representatives of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to help them during the war.

The Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Sumy and Zaporizhzhya Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Regional Development Agency of Eastern Donbas and the Regional Development Agency of Luhansk Oblast, and other project partners analysed the needs of local and displaced enterprises and compiled a comprehensive training programme.

Webinars, master classes, expert consultations and roundtables covered the most pressing business support topics, including accounting, digital marketing, investment attraction, participation in grant programmes, tax changes, export operations, finding new markets, overcoming force majeure, and more. 

“Despite the difficult circumstances, Ukrainian businessmen and businesswomen are striving for development, and we are ready to support them in every possible way,” said Frederik Coene, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Ukraine. “The chambers of commerce and industry are playing a vital role in ensuring that local and relocated businesses can exchange experiences and cooperate for the benefit of communities.”

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