EaPTC Belarus – Ukraine Awarded Grant Projects

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

Total duration 16 months
Location(s) of the actionSlavutych, Ukraine
EU financing
Name of the applicantExecutive committee of Slavutych City Council
  • Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives
  • Chernihiv Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  • Executive Committee of Kuznetsovsk City Council
  • Executive Committee of Pryluky City Council
  • Slavutych City Business Support Fund
OrganisationSlavutych City Business Support Fund

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Summary of the action

Overall objective

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

Specific objectives

  • 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

Target group(s)


Main activities

  • Marketing research of the market potential in the target regions and analysis of legislative and regulatory framework
  • Training of personnel potential consultants, and the formation of the quality standards of the consultant cross-border cooperation, development of work techniques; Organized centres with the necessary equipment, teaching materials, means of communication
  • Organization and carrying out advisory and consultancy work for SMEs
  • Joint Association Center for Cross Border Cooperation of Small Towns of Ukraine-Belarus
  • Development of information and advisory portal for cross-border cooperation of small and medium business "Cross-border business portal Ukraine –
  • Belarus"
  • Organizing and conducting a business conference "The potential and opportunities of cross-border cooperation", 5 cross-sectoral meetings and press conference
  • Carrying out information campaign in the course of the project, drawing the attention of new members, spread positive practice of cooperation
  • Development of local (in the 7 cities) Action Plans and implementation of cross-border cooperation in urban entrepreneurship support programs

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