Schuman Associates is the leading consultancy in Brussels working on European funding and project financing. Delivering added-value and relevant content to our clients has always been a priority for us. To strengthen our local presence and strategy we have embarked on a new wave of local recruits in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Our new colleagues will bring valuable experience to our local offices and support them in providing a hands on support to local and international companies in accessing business opportunities arising from EU funding. Schuman Associates is also pleased to launch its monthly ‘Country Digest’ in which we will capture facts and other EU funding and relevant highlights. First to take-off….Romania!
Did you know that in 2017, Romania celebrated 10 years since its EU accession?
Did you know that between January and June 2019, Romania will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union and the future EU budget for 2021-2027 is expected to be agreed by all EU member states in May 2019, in Romania (Sibiu)?
Did you know that in 2017 the real GDP in Romania has grown by 6.7%?
Did you know that Romania is the 4th (at EU level) and the 2nd (in the CEE region) largest beneficiary of EU funding, receiving EUR 30.8 billion from the 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF)?
Did you know that between 2015 and 2017, almost 45% of the public investment in Romania was funded through EU Funding (Cohesion Policy)?
Did you know that so far, EU funding in Romania contributed to:
- 10% of the total economic growth of the country;
- 4% increase in the employment rate (translated into approximately 320.000 new jobs);
- 1/3 of the increase of the national average wage.
Did you know that there are significant funding and business opportunities open in 2018 in Romania?
- EUR 96.38 million for energy efficiency (public lighting systems);
- EUR 1.58 billion to invest in urban mobility and smart transportation;
- EUR 55.1 million for economic competitiveness of SMEs through technological transfer;
- EUR 206.9 million for training of employees.
Did you know that by combining your network and experience in Brussels together with the direct access to relevant stakeholders and an understanding of the local context, you can increase your chances in winning EU-funded business?
Did you know that Schuman Associates is already supporting Romanian based multinational corporations to grow their business through EU funding strategies and public affairs campaigns?