EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

EU promotes social entrepreneurship in Armenian provinces: a story from Shirak

10 May 2019
Social entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in Armenia. As recently as five or six years ago, few people knew about it. Despite the fact that there is still no legislation in place regulating it, social entrepreneurship is growing in Armenia.
EU helps Shirak region become IT centre of Armenia

EU helps Shirak region become IT centre of Armenia

03 May 2019
Information technologies (IT) are growing rapidly in Armenia. The country’s government announced IT as one of their priorities and recently decided to establish a Ministry of High Technologies. The Armenian government has also adopted laws according to which newly created IT startups will be…
Ruzanna Galachyan: the success story of a repatriate who came back to Armenia

Ruzanna Galachyan: the success story of a repatriate who came back to Armenia

08 March 2019
Cosmetologist Ruzanna Galachyan intends to open the first enterprise producing cosmetic oils in Armenia from the Helichrysum (or Helichrysum italicum), also known as Immortal flower.
Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

Natacha Kalfayan: If major employers do not come to Armenian regions, it does not mean there is nothing to do there

01 March 2019
Natacha Kalfayan moved from Lebanon to Armenia 12 years ago and is trying to prove through her daily work that it is not difficult to do business in Armenian regions. It’s just a matter of setting a goal and consistently moving towards it.
Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the perspectives of the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

Armenian Gyumri becomes inclusive thanks to EU support: the prospects for the new bakery and coffee shop for people with disabilities

29 November 2018
On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the Declaration celebrates its 70th anniversary. Among the fundamental rights claimed in the Declaration is the right to work. 
Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

EU boosts Armenian communities by opening doors for women

04 March 2018
Gender inequality and stereotypes can make Armenian women reluctant to take part in new initiatives. Many are afraid that they will not get support from society and their families, and so they do not maximise their full potential. Thanks to the programmes and support offered by the European Union (…
From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

From innovation to social entrepreneurs: how EU4Business helps SME development in Armenia and how the country’s entrepreneurs respond

25 October 2017
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Armenia feel that their main problems start at their own borders, with the taxes and customs regulations applied by the Armenian authorities. However, few of them raise these issues, as most entrepreneurs are concerned about confidentiality and the…
Armenian house with EU poster in front

European type cheeses from Armenian marzes

12 October 2016
European-type cheeses will soon have a ‘Made in Armenia’ labels and have the chance to appear in European markets. The EU-funded ENPARD Armenia project is supporting Armenian farmers from different marzes to produce new types of cheese and find new markets. 6 high-value cheese-production facilities…