Schuman Associates is a leading EU business advisory firm in Brussels with 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs securing business for our clients. Our key to success across our Policy and Funding activities has been a proactive and solutions oriented approach. Our reputation is built on our clients’ success and trust in our expertise across a wide range of sectors. A major element of this is listening to the organisations that we work with, understanding their real needs.

We are in a constant learning mode, innovating and adapting solutions for clients enabling them to respond to the dynamic EU business environment.

At Schuman Associates, we have been delivering measurable value for our clients from day one.

Our clients

  • Prof.dr. Julia Noordegraaf, University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies

    The Time Machine consortium has been working with Schuman to draft a proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 FET Flagship. On the basis of their excellent knowledge of European policy and extensive network in Brussels, they have supported us in the extension of the consortium with relevant social and industrial partners and in effectively synthesising the content provided into a clearly structured and well-written proposal.

  • Christophe Merer, Vice President Government & Public Sector Europe, Mastercard”

    Schuman’s agency expertise has been instrumental to prioritize and support Mastercard’s role and activities in the EU Funds eco-system. 
    The know-how, flexibility and professionalism of the team contributes to create an effective, qualitative and enjoyable collaboration environment.

  • Diarmaid Mac Mathúna , Head of Client Services, Agtel

    We needed a partner who would work with us to spread the word about Agtel's creative video and digital services to European clients. The team at Schuman Associates has been very pro-active in helping us win work with a wide range of European institutions, agencies and associations.

  • Volodymyr Peregudo , Deputy Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, Ukraine

    Together with the consultants from Schuman Associates we started to develop the pre-feasibility search to find the ways of financing the modernization of heating boilers on the enterprises which belong to the regional council. We were advised to enlarge the scale of the projects. We merged several different projects into one with the total costs of 22 million USD. Schuman Associates also gave concrete recommendations of what to mention in our feasibility studies and presentations for lFl. Following given recommendations, our heating enterprise received the loan in World Bank. Dnipropetrovsk regional council thanks Schuman Associates, and personally, head of operations Mr. Jan Droge, who was involved into the project fully in challenging time range.

  • Joël Toussaint, Director Public Sector , Hewlett-Packard EMEA

    We have been working for years with Schuman and have been always enjoying their professional support on planned and unplanned missions to detect business opportunities. Thanks to their daily work, we keep a continuous control on long term initiatives, even at the very early stage. Schuman always finds who to contact in the sometimes complex EU organization. This partnership is very valuable.

  • Krzys Jurek, Head EU Office , British Council Brussels

    The British Council commissioned Schuman Associates to perform a strategic analysis of the impact of the EU Referendum on the access to funding for the UK's Education and Culture sectors. The work done by Schuman Associates was of outstanding quality for its clarity in quantitative and qualitative terms, and offered insightful proposals to address this impact. This no doubt stems from their extensive experience of the EU as well as their astute understanding of the British Council requirements in this study.

  • Faustine Gaymard, Junior Affaires Publiques, Akuoenergy

    Akuo Energy has worked with Schuman Associates to develop an innovative renewable energy project. Thanks to high reactivity and professionalism of Schuman's consultants, we have built together a solid project. Schuman has provided a very qualitative and accurate work, by bringing in clarifications and useful insights. They have been a decisive support by working closely with Akuo's team, always being highly challenging and supportive.

  • Miroslav Saban, Head of Government/Public Affairs, Philips Central and Eastern Europe

    We have been working with Schuman in EU healthcare domain in Central and Eastern Europe for more than 3 years. 
    I have to emphasize very professional approach of complete Schuman Team, possessing high level of knowledge on strategic initiatives in HC in CEE as well as very deep particular knowledge on country specific EU opportunities and projects. We benefit from regular knowledge updates from Schuman to our Teams on EU processes as well as from scheduled country reviews on EU legislative changes and EU project announcement/follow-up. Great Team composition of experienced professionals located in countries of CEE. Inspiring dedicated support and partnership spirit of Schuman Team members is highly appreciated. We have been learning while doing tasks together and we do look forward for some great examples of wins in EU deals in 2018.

Schuman Associates Greek Office

Greek office

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. Our experienced colleagues in Schuman local offices provide a hands-on support to local and international companies in accessing business opportunities arising from EU funding. Schuman Associates has launched its monthly ‘Country Digest’ to capture facts and other EU funding and relevant highlights. We are delighted to continue the series with Greece.

 

In August 2018 Greece concluded successfully a three-year stability support programme under the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Through this programme, the EU provided loans of 61.9 billion euros to support consolidated reforms that strengthened the financial sector and assisted the Greek economy to tackle deep-rooted problems.

Yet, EU financial support is not limited to the ESM programme. EU funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) not only helps Greece to deal with structural problems in its economy, but more crucially contributes to its economic growth. EU funding is a major source of public investments in a wide range of sectors, supporting jobs and growth.

EU funds and Greece…Did you know?

  • Greece has been allocated 21.3 billion euros in EU funds under ESIF for the period 2014-2020. Adding national contribution, the total budget amounts 26.2 billion euros.
  • Greece ranks first among member states in absorbing EU funds with a percentage of 25%. Up to May 2018, 12.6 billion euros from ESIF funds have been invested in the Greek economy.[1]
  • 32% of the total ESIF budget is still available for allocation.[2]
  • EU funds accounted for 35.15% of national public investments for the period 2015-2017.
  • Greece manages ESIF funds through 7 sectoral and 13 regional operational programmes, channeled in five priorities: support businesses and entrepreneurship, human resources development and fight unemployment, environment protection, infrastructure and networks (broadband, energy, transport) and effective public administration.
  • The national and regional Research and Development Strategies for Smart Specialization define the sectors of the economy in which EU funding should be focused. Among others they include health, information and communication technologies, energy, sustainable development and transport. 
  • The top sectors that receive EU funding are environment protection and resource efficiency (5.58 billion euros), network infrastructures in transport and energy (3.1 billion euros) and low carbon economy (2.75 billion euros).
  • The EU launched the “Jobs and Growth Plan for Greece” in July 2015, providing exceptional measures for facilitating and maximizing use of EU funds.
  • The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) under the “Juncker Plan” has financed investments of 2.6 billion euros, expecting to trigger investments of 10 billion euros. EFSI projects focus in the areas of infrastructure and innovation (2.2 billion euros) and SME financing (approximately 20,000 SMEs have already been benefited).[3] 
  • For the period 2021-2027 the Commission has proposed an increase of 21.7 billion euros in EU funds under ESIF (not including the European Agricultural Fund for Regional Development). 

If you want to understand how Schuman Associates could support your organization in developing an EU funding strategy or public affairs campaigns in Greece, please send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

[1] http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/2021_2027/greece/ and data from the European Commission Open Data Portal for ESIF https://cohesiondata.ec.europa.eu/countries/GR#

[2] European Commission Open Data Portal for ESIF https://cohesiondata.ec.europa.eu/countries/GR#

[3] https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/economy-finance/a_new_start_greece_job_and_growth_30june2018-data_v3.pdf

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Schuman Associates is a Brussels-based, independent, consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.

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