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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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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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Plans of the new Commission

With the new European Commission set to take office, ideally in December, it is time to look at what policies can be expected from Ursula von der Leyen and her team of Commissioners. In the agenda, titled "A Union that strives for more" the Commission President-elect named six main priorities for the coming years.   Concerning the European Gre...
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New European Commission – portfolios and personas

Following the announcement of the proposed College of Commissioners to serve under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, we will be taking a closer look, in the coming weeks, at the key portfolios that will shape the major EU funding streams of 2021-2027. But first, a general overview of the new European Commission portfolios and their Commiss...
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The European Parliament after Brexit

The official date of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union is coming up soon, on the 31st of October 2019. While Brexit, depending on whether the UK leaves with or without a deal, will have a huge impact on Europe as a whole, will also affect the European Parliament. Should the UK leave the EU on the 31st of October, regardless of ...
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New President of the European Commission

As the first woman in history to be elected President of the European Commission, and with only a narrow majority in the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen takes the helm at a critical time, and has a challenging road ahead of her. Having secured 383 votes in the European Parliament yesterday evening – only nine votes over the required minim...
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The future of the EU: Strategic Agenda 2019-2024

On 20-21 of June in Brussels European leaders adopted the new Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024 . The European Council agreed on an agenda for the EU for the next five years that sets out priority areas that will steer the work of the European Council and provide guidance for the work programmes of other EU institutions.The strategic agenda focuses on...
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European elections - What's next?

The European elections results are in! *     Download PDF File Here The new European Parliament will be more fragmented the previous one, which will make coalition building on different policies more complex, down the line. The Greens and Eurosceptic parties did better than in the last elections, while the two main political par...
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What's next for EU POLICY?

​The European elections will take place on 23-26 May. The result of the elections will shape EU policies and will impact the environment in which your companies conduct business. Schuman Associates closely monitors the election campaigning and will bring you insights on the European elections as they unfold. For our first brief, we reviewed the Eur...
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What’s next for Renewable Energy in the EU?

Renewable energy forms an essential part of the EU´s strategy to tackle climate change. Commenting on the political agreement for the new Renewable Energy Directive   (RED II) Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete stated: "Renewables are good for Europe, and today, Europe is good at renewables." The subject of his comm...
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The future of the European Union’s fight against money laundering

On 4th April, Schuman Associates, which acts as a secretariat of AME – Anti Money Laundering Europe , organised a lunch seminar at the European Parliament on the topic of the future of the European Union's fight against money laundering. Representatives from the public and private sector debated on how to further strengthen the EU legislative frame...
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What next on plastic waste in the EU?

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. Plastics are even reaching citizens' lungs and dinner tables, with microplastics found in air, water and food having an unknown impact on their health. Building on the Commission's ...
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What’s next for Artificial Intelligence in the EU?

​ While we wait for the publication of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics guidelines from the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence , scheduled for March 2019, we take stock of recent EU efforts to support the private and public sector in creating an enabling environment for development and application of AI and we look at what EU...
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Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

"Cohesion, a common European value" In the first half of 2019, Romania will head the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), for the first time ever and exactly 12 years after the country joined the EU. Its mandate coincides with an intense period for the Union. Brexit, the European Parliament elections, negotiations on the next Multi...
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EU challenges 2019: a summary

​ Following the release of the report by the European Parliamentary Research Service, " Europe's challenges in 2019: Ten Issues to watch" , Schuman Associates has prepared a condense summary of the 3 key areas highlighted in the report : (1) 2019 a year of change (2) Technology and (3) Europe in the wider world. 2019 a year of change Brexit and the...
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Seminar "Brussels European Capital of Lobbying & Arbitrage", Belgian Days 2018, Warsaw

Schuman Associates had the pleasure to speak at the "Brussels European Capital of Lobbying & Arbitrage" organised by hub.brussels, hosted by the biggest Polish Employer's Association Pracodawcy RP at their headquarters in Warsaw. The event was opened by the Ambassador of Belgium, his excellency Luc Jacobs. Malgorzata Stepniak, Head of Schuman A...
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Interview: Schuman Associates, a consultancy firm at the service of Europe

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The interview with Mrs. Ruth Estrada, Partner at Schuman for the Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Belgium and Luxembourg explains how Schuman Associates works with a wide range of clients, from governments and large multinational corporations to business associations and NGOs, in major sectors such as ICT and security, energy and environment, trade and development, financial services, telecommunications, education and health in the area of EU funding and public affairs.

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Schuman Associates Greek Office

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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.

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'Country Digest' Western Balkans: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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In this month’s edition of "Country Digest" we focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Western Balkans London Summit held as part of the Berlin process on 9-10 July 2018, reaffirmed the European future of Western Balkans and highlighted EU’s commitment to advance cooperation with the region.  At the summit, the EU launched a new instrument, the Western Balkans Guarantee, under the Western Balkans Investments Framework. This new instrument will attract and facilitate private investments in a broad range of sectors, such as start-ups and SMEs, climate finance and infrastructure investments, as well as digital and social sectors. The EU has committed 150 MEUR for 2019-2020 to support the Western Balkans Guarantee which aims to leverage investments up to 1 BEUR.

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