The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 European countries. It is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. It acts globally to promote sustainable development of societies, environment and economies, so that everyone can benefit.

The SA and EU have a strategic partnership in place and as part of this partnership enabled funding support to the National Department of Small Business Development (DSBD). For more information on the partnership and opportunities:

Ecosystem Development for Small Enterprise (EDSE) programme - webpage to Part 2 below EU European youth portal –

EU Enterprise Europe Network – world’s largest support network for SMMEs –

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