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.

Connected Care at the EU Regions week

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Within this year´s EU Regions Week , the Regional Development Agency Bucharest-Ilfov organized a workshop on Innovative technologies and partnerships in developing regions, in partnership with COCIR and our client Philips. The event, chaired by MEP Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL) presented the benefits of public-private partnerships supported by EU Funds.

 

The participants had the opportunity to reflect together on how to access to innovative healthcare solutions that improve European citizen´s daily lives. Views from Romania regional authorities -Mrs Claudia Ionescu- and Polish project from the Silesian University of technology – Prof Marek Gzik- were presented. DG REGIO, represented by Team Leader Mr Marek Przeor presented the new EC proposal for the next MFF in relation to Smart specialization. Mr Reinier Schlatmann, CEO of Philips CEE challenged the audience with the need to address the increased life expectancy in the EU with a consistently decreasing birth rate and the impact of such a trend in health care budgets. Digital transformation – and Connected Care - will play an important role. Not only it revolutionizes diagnosis and treatment, broadens access to care and helps overcome resources constraints, but also enables a shift to prevention and outcome based care – he quoted. MEP Jan Olbrycht during his opening speech mapped current situation in European Union. He mentioned among others case of Brexit, boarders control, European enterprises and area of research & technologies. He pointed that new Cohesion Policy will be focused on smart specialization aimed to develop less developed areas in fields mentioned above. Europe is becoming smarter by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation throughout research, skills and digitalization, but also by synergy of different levels of administration providing fusion of knowledge among regions.

Digitalization allows citizens for easier adaption to many activities on a daily basis (intelligent transport, open data, medical treatment, etc.). Data use can play enormous role in building the healthcare system, what was showed on Romanian example. The technology that saves life must also face the issue of GDPR. Panelists mentioned case of data protection – how it can be treated in open data system. Open data system must provide safety of users’ data but shouldn’t limit their activities.
Authorities should raise awareness on what is needed to develop the healthcare system in each country. Philips corresponds to local needs with its solution and wants to be close to inhabitants. Cooperation between public institutions and private companies can be also seen in Silesian region, where Philips cooperates with Silesian University of Technology. As a result of this cooperation they are creating the Silesian Center for Engineering Support for Medicine and Sport at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. The aim of this initiative is to establish long-term cooperation between both units in the area of business support, teaching and research activities with elements of management of health care units and running Bio-IT projects. As part of this initiative, it is planned to prepare and conduct joint studies, exchange students and lecturers, as well as to develop activities related to effective, modern management of health care units.
Ultimately, patients will benefit from cooperation between the Silesian University of Technology and Philips Poland. Due to the aging society, a limited number of places in hospitals, as well as a limited number of specialist doctors, it is necessary to introduce new solutions that will improve the treatment process from diagnosis, through hospitalization, to caring for the patient at home.

Panelists agreed that strong regions build strong Europe.

About us

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

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