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 has just launched its monthly ‘Country Digest’ to capture facts and other EU funding and relevant highlights. See our first report on Romania here. We are delighted to continue the series with Czech Republic.
Did you know this about Czech Republic?
Did you know that the official accession negotiations between the EU and the Czech Republic started 20 years ago, in 1998? And that the Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004?
Did you know that the Czech has the lowest unemployment rate of all the EU Member States?
Did you know that a recent study showed that the Czech Republic has the most stable economy in the whole of the EU, leaving Germany in second place?
Did you know that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) contributed to the national GDP with 1,9% on average since 2004 and with over 3% in recent years?
Did you know that the EU is investing more than 23 billion EUR in EU funds in the country between 2014-2020?
Did you know that there are 14 regions in the Czech Republic, and almost 20% of funds were allocated to one of them, Central Bohemia?
Did you know that the top country sectors receiving EU funds are transport and energy, followed by environment and research and innovation?
Did you know that 50% of the EU funds budget is still open for project ideas and investments?
Did you know that 38 MEUR are currently available for electrical vehicle charging infrastructure and no less than 50 MEUR to address environmental challenges facing urban areas?