Energy and climate policy in the EU

The European Commission is currently expecting the submission of the "National energy and climate plans" (NECPs) by each Member State. The NECPs are part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package that implements the EU´s energy union strategy, adopted in 2015. Through these plans, Member States demonstrate how they will reach the EU´s climate a...
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European Parliament after the BREXIT

On the 31st of January 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the European Union marking what is known as "Brexit Day". While for citizens and businesses not much will change until the end of the transition period, until the end of 2020, the effects of Brexit can already be seen on thepolitical level. Last week, 73 British Members of the European ...
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Schuman Associates at Asturex

Organised by ​ Sociedad de Promoción Exterior Principado de Asturias ​ , S.A. (Asturex) 4th Meeting of Spanish Tendering Companies under the title, "Perspective of the EU External Action: EU Programme 2021-2027", it has been commissioned Schuman Associates to deliver the Speech about "strategic planning for business development", for companies with...
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The EU Green Deal: one trillion euro investment plan to make EU the world’s first climate-neutral continent

On January 14, the European Commission unveiled its one trillion euro public and private investment plan to finance the European Green Deal. The overall goal of the plan is to create an enabling framework for private investors and the public sector to facilitate sustainable investments and to provide support to public administrations and project pr...
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Priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, January – June 2020

On January 1st 2020, less than seven years after its accession to the European Union in 2013, Croatia will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. For six months Croatia will be the main driving force for the tasks on the agenda of the Union. The Croatian Council presidency has been tasked to continu...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As the holiday season approaches, we want to thank all of you that have helped us with where we are today. Wishing you all the best to you for a nice Christmas time and a Happy New Year. Looking forward for more fruitful cooperation in 2020. Warmest regards from the Schuman team
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Business for tomorrow: Czech Republic on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027 Czech Republic is one of the largest recipients of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Financial instruments under ESIF are increasingly used in the Czech Republic and support the economic and social development of the country. In the current pr...
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AME meeting in Brussels to discuss future of anti-money laundering in the EU

Schuman Associates hosted yesterday a meeting in Brussels with the private sector representatives, law enforcement and senior policy makers  to discuss the most recent developments in anti-money laundering in the EU and the next steps for the European Commission. The event follows the meeting of the EU Finance ministers at the Economic an...
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Post-2020 UK participation in EU funding programmes

​ Schuman Associates recently carried out a research project for the British Council analysing the future 2021-2027 EU-funded programmes, Creative Europe, Horizon Europe and Erasmus, and the implications of a possible Third country participation by the UK in those programmes. This study aims to support British organisations in the fields of culture...
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Whats next for BATTERIES in the EU

  Batteries remain an important part of the EU´s industrial as well as environmental policy. Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovic stated: " Batteries are at the heart of the industrial revolution and I am convinced that Europe has what it takes to become the world's leader in innovation, decarbonisation and digitisation."  In April 20...
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HORIZON2020: New round call for Societal Challenges launched

The R&D European program Horizon 2020 has launched a new round of calls for proposals for the year 2020. Funding will focus on ""Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and reflective societies" which aims to fund research on new strategies and governance structures to overcome economic instability and ensure Europe is resilient to f...
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European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen today.   MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Schuman Associates prepared this graphic to provide you the general overview of the ...
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What's next on the new EU Green Deal

​ The new European Commission, headed by Ursula von der Leyen is scheduled to start working soon and both environmental and climate policy will likely be high on the list of policy priorities. The President-elect has tasked Frans Timmermans with presenting the European Green Deal within the first 100 days of the new Commission's mandate and with co...
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Who will be in charge of the next round of EU funds?

​President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new Commissioners will be in charge of making decisions on key EU strategies and policies, propose laws, funding programmes and annual budgets for discussion and adoption by Parliament and the Council. Moreover, they will be in charge...
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Will your business benefit from the next round of EU funds in the innovation sector?

  The big picture Once every seven years, the European Union decides its long-term budget: the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). Negotiations for the new budget are already up and running as the new financing and programming period, 2021-2027, will start in January 2021. It is currently still expected to be the first for the European Uni...
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Funding opportunity: the Erasmus+ 2020 call is now open!

  You probably know that Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support e ducation, training, youth and sport . Although it is best known for the exchange of students, Erasmus+ projects include diverse activities and entities such as private businesses, associations and NGOs in Europe and beyond.  It is in fact one of the most successful EU prog...
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Business for tomorrow: Italy on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027 Italy has been one of the largest EU funding recipients under the EU Cohesion Policy throughout the last programming cycles. Structural funds represent a key element driving economic strategies both at national and regional level. For 2014-2020, Italy was the second largest recipient of EU Structur...
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Special Olympics: promoting integration

Last month Schuman Associates participated in a Special Olympics Unified Football Competition at Kraainem Football Club in Brussels. We were part of the tournament that saw five teams, consisting of Special Olympics athletes and refugees compete against each other to promote the Play Unified concept, where athletes with and without disabilities pla...
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Schuman Associates ranked as one of the best consultancies in Brussels by BestinBrussels

BestinBrussels.eu is the first and only independent resource for organisations wanting to identify, compare and choose the best partners in Brussels for their advocacy needs. They have created a guide compiling best consultancies to work with in Brussels and it is an honor for Schuman Associates to be part of this list.  There are 278 public a...
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Business for tomorrow: Greece on the radar

EU funds have been the main source for investments in Greece during the economic and financial crisis. More than 87% of the Greek National Investment Programme is funded from the European structural and investment funds, while more than 4,7 billion euro will be channelled to Greek enterprises for the period 2014-2020 supporting both the upgrade of ...
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