EaPTC Belarus – Ukraine Awarded Grant Projects

SME activation in the cross-border regions of Ukraine-Belarus

Total duration14 months
Location(s) of the actionKiev region (Slavutych), Rivne region, (Varash), Chernihiv region (Priluki, Chernigov, Repki) of Ukraine. Gomel Region of Belarus (Gomel, Rogachev)
EU financing150 202,00 €
Name of the applicantExecutive committee of Slavutych City Council
Contact personShevchenko Victor - Project Manager, First Deputy of the head of Slavutych City

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Central square, 7, Slavutich, 07101, Kiev region, Ukraine

+38 (04579) 27555

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cb-sme.org

www.facebook.com/Ukraine.Belarus

Partner 1

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Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives

Trusevich Irina


Oktyabrya Av., 50, Gomel, 246029, Belarus

+375232406569; +375232406402

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www.i-bteu.by

Partner 2

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Chernihiv Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tatiana Selezen


Primakova street, 7, 14000, Chernigov, Ukraine

+380462604330, +380663512330

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www.chamber.cn.u

Partner 3

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Executive Committee of Varash City Council

Cherevach Inna


Nezavisimosti St., 1,34400, Varash, Rivne region, Ukraine

+380363621919

inusya2409@gmail.com varash@rv.gov.ua

www.varash.rv.gov.ua

Partner 4

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Executive Committee of Pryluky City Council

Sivenko Aleksandr


Nezavisimosti St., 82, Pryluky, 17500, Chernigov region, Ukraine

+380662300525, +380463730315

sivenko250474@gmail.com;;

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Slavutych City Business Support Fund

Lazebnaya Anna



Druzhby Narodov Av., 7, Slavutich, 07101, Kiev region, Ukraine

+38 (04579) 2-78-75

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www.facebook.com/smfpp


Summary of the action

Overall objective of the project:

To increase commercial opportunities, business activity and interaction of SMEs in small towns of cross-border region Ukraine – Belarus during the years 2016-2018 by 10%, by creation of platforms for interaction between SMEs, local self-government bodies and business support infrastructure structures of cross-border regions of Ukraine and Belarus

Objectives of the project:
  • Providing SME with professional consulting and advisory support on marketing, legal, financial and economic aspects in running cross-border business
  • Creating / extending the capability for obtaining important, timely and relevant information to make business decisions through the Internet portal of cross-border cooperation
  • Developing of potential and professional skills, as well as making personal contacts with SME representatives in cross-border regions
  • The support of cross-border trade is a great achievement of the local authorities policy in the small towns of cross-border areas

The project is aimed at solving such problems:

  • Low level of business communication between SMEs of small towns in the field of cross-border cooperation.
  • Lack of professional consultants on international trade and cooperation in small towns.
  • Low level of knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs in conducting cross-border business.
  • Undeveloped communication network between business support structures operating in small towns.
  • Lack of capacity and resources for SMEs to make extensive use of international cooperation platforms.
  • Lack of local SME support policies in the development of cross-border cooperation by local and regional authorities.

Target audience:

  • Entrepreneurs (individuals and legal entities) interested in expanding their capabilities and realizing their potential in the territory of neighboring countries.
  • Local authorities responsible for comfortable living and living standards of the local population.Business support structures that will expand and strengthen their connections.
  • Young people, start-ups, entrepreneurs, who require positive examples, successful best practices (they will be interested in continuing SME support in cross-border trade).
  • The population of cities that will receive additional services, opportunities and additional revenues to local budgets through the intensification of business and the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation.

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