EU4BUSINESS IN ARMENIA

The vast majority of businesses in Armenia are SMEs. They are responsible for nearly 80% of all jobs in the country. Despite this, they make up only 27% of Armenia’s GDP. EU4Business works to build a conducive business and investment environment to help SMEs reach their full potential. Programmes improve access to finance and new markets, target women entrepreneurs and SMEs working in green energy and also encourage social entrepreneurship. EU4Business is part of the EU’s wider efforts in the country which make it one of Armenia’s main economic partners.

News/Press

New fruit drying technologies for stronger export growth
On 20-21 May, Armenian entrepreneurs are learning about new technologies and trends in fruit drying at a two-day workshop in Yerevan. The training is organised by the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union...

Success stories

The Digital Pomegranate, an IT company based in Gyumri
Sustainable regional development in Armenia depends on overcomingthe gap between the capital Yerevan and the marzes (regions) by providing young people with the skills they need to fuel local economic growth. The Digital Pomegranate , an IT company based in Gyumri, the country’s second largest city, has employed young specialists trained with the help of the European Union. Armenia’s economic...
On the zip wire at the Yell Extreme Park in Yenokavan
As part of the EU4Business initiative, the European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are developing the private sector in Armenia through advisory services and improved access to finance for local SMEs, provided through the SME Finance and Advice Facility . “Usually business owners come to us, present the issues they have and we advise local consultants and...
Yana Pogosyan (photo by Nazik Armenakian)
Yana Pogosyan puts what people discuss at various training sessions and forums into graphics. She turns words into images, collecting “showpieces” for exhibition, making it easier to perceive information. So far, this method has not been widely used in Armenia, but, as Yana says, it is very promising and popular in many countries. As a graphic designer, Yana has been engaged in graphic recording...