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Future Policy on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

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AME (Anti-Money Laundering Europe) held their biannual meeting at the offices of the CCBE in Brussels. The roundtable discussion on Future Policy on Combatting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing looked at some of the lessons learned from the 4th AML Directive and what the future of EU policy will be.

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Botswana Investment Forum

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Schuman Associates participated in the Botswana Investment Forum hosted by H.E. Ambassador Outlule and organized by Connect Africa on 26 May 2017 in Brussels.

The event aimed at exchanging knowledge and experience on the investment opportunity in The Republic of Botswana. This included exploring and discussing vision 2036, the emerging innovation & startup ecosystem as well as the quality and effectiveness of business support structures in Botswana. Young entrepreneurs, investors and experts gathered in Brussels to share experiences, insights, and know-how, dishing out how to’s for potential investors, and inspiration for the rest.

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VACANCY: social media & community manager

We are currently looking for a social media & community manager for a full-time assignment with the European Commission. Please visit Work with us section for further details. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

 RUSI AMEThis event will provide a forum to discuss the growing role of public/private information-sharing mechanisms to tackle financial crime around the world as well as the barriers, opportunities and progress across Europe in developing such mechanisms. It will also provide a forum for exploring the balance with privacy and proportionality around these new capabilities.

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Register now for the European Development Days 2017

 

Would you like to join over 5,000 people from 150 countries to debate the world’s most pressing issues? Register for the European Development Days 2017 (EDDs) before 13 May 2017.  EDD 2017 promises to be the most inclusive and dynamic edition and will take place in Tour & Taxis on 7-8 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Get ready for 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities

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European Week of Regions and Cities (so called Open Days) is an annual four-day event in Brussels during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement the European Union cohesion policy (EU funding), and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

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European Development Days 2017- get involved!

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The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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EP Event “Impact of REACH Authorisation: costs and benefits”

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Schuman Associates organised for the Nickel Institute a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 10th of November 2016 on the “Impact of REACH Authorisation: costs and benefits”. The breakfast briefing was hosted by the Nickel Institute and MEP Inge Gräßle with the cooperation of MEP Gieseke, the European Commission, ECHA, eftec and the Maltese Presidency of the European Council 2017 as well as the European Committee for Surface Treatment (CETS).  

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Addressing Policy Challenges in Financial Crime

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Schuman Associates as the secretariat of Anti-Money Laundering Europe together with the CFCS at RUSI organised a policy debate around the EU policy challenges that are currently being debated particularly around the amendments of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, renamed as the 5th AMLD.

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Launch of the European IT Professionalism Framework

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Schuman Associates joined the launch of the new framework at a European Conference on Fostering IT Professionalism in Europe. The framework is based on four building blocks: Competences, Body of Knowledge, Education & Training and Professional Ethics.

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AME Conference hosts FATF to debate 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

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On 7 December, we will be holding a key debate on the upcoming policy challenges in money laundering and terrorist financing. To debate some of the issues such as information sharing and the implications of FinTech, MEP Judith Sargentini and the Financial Action Task Force will be joining us.

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Schuman Associates presents on EU Funding Opportunities in Energy

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Schuman Associates was invited to the Cembureau annual conference to speak on EU Funding Opportunities for Energy. Laura Heuvinck presented the possibilities offered by a variety of EU funds from Horizon 2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the EFSI also known as the Juncker Package, LIFE+ and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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Slovak Presidency Conference " Private Sector Development in EU External Action Programmes"

Schuman Associates Partner, Jan Dröge, will be moderating the conference " Private Sector Development in EU External Action Programmes", which is organized by the Slovak 2016 Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Slovakian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The conference will be held in Bratislava on 24 November 2016 and will examine the role of private sector in implementing EU external assistance programmes and financial instruments.

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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar on EU External Assistance Programmes

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Jan Dröge, Partner at Schuman Associates will moderate the next Sector Seminar Water in EU External Action Instruments organized by the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union - Wirtschaftskammer Osterreich which will  gather delegates from Permanent Representations, Trade Promotion Organizations from EU Member States and over 100 companies from private sector. The seminar will take place on 15th November 2016.

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2016 EWRC event: How EU structural and investment funds drive innovation in healthcare.

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Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in the EU contributing to job creation and to economic growth. It accounts for 8% of the total European workforce and for 10% of the EU´s GDP. However, the health systems models applied today result in ever-increasing costs. On 13th October,  under the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, Philips and Schuman Associates co-organised a Side Event in Brussels with key EU stakeholders to reflect on how ESIF funds can drive innovation in health systems. 

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2016 EWRC event: How EU structural and investment funds drive innovation in healthcare.

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Have the pleasure to invite you to a roundtable panel:

How EU structural and investment funds drive innovation in healthcare. Would simplification help? 

The event is organized under the umbrella of European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 (EWRC) and it will take place on:

13 October between 9:00 and 11:00.

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European Development Days 2016: promoting digital single market in Africa

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Schuman Associates took part in the 10th edition of the European Development Days, a two day event in Brussels on 15-16 June which aims to generate new ideas, take action and shape the future with world leaders, young entrepreneurs, hundreds of speakers, civil society and international organisations. This year’s forum focused on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, building upon 5 vital ''P''s for sustainable development: Partnership, Peace, Prosperity, Planet and People.
 
We are pleased to hear European Commission’s commitment to investments in the region, especially in the area of digitalization.
 
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How will Brexit affect the UK’s approach to combating Terrorist Financing?

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This Thursday, Schuman Associates through its platform Anti-Money Laundering Europe will organise an event on the EU Action Plan 'to strengthen the fight against the financing of terrorism'. Information sharing features heavily on the agenda, with Europol delivering the keynote speech. The vote for Brexit leaves some questions as to the type of relationship of sharing and collaborating the UK will have with the EU. The UK is currently implementing the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive which is based on FATF standards and overall financial crime policies implemented by the EU follow standards or recommendations by the UN and OECD. So while Brexit does present some questions for the UK on the future of cooperation with the EU and the implementation of the EU Action Plan, but also it poses questions for the EU. What affects the EU policy will have without the UK setting an example for other Member States in this area? We look forward to debating this new dimension at the conference. For further information see the agenda below and for more insights on the Brexit and EU policy please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter Conversation can be followed via the following hashtags: #CTFConfEP #TerroristFinancing

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"Winning Business in Africa" at the Africa Ireland Economic Forum

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On the 17th of June the Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place in the Convention Centre Dublin. This year’s event was held at one of the most well-known locations in Ireland and saw the participation of high-level speakers from several key African countries and the full support from the Department of Foreign Affairs with the presence of the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Ms. Mary Mitchell O'Connor and the Director General of Irish Aid, Mr. Michael Gaffey.

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“Transforming healthcare: EU funding for strategic innovation and development projects- Dutch and Polish experiences”

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Schuman Associates was honoured to respond to the invitation of The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Poland and the Netherlands-Polish Chamber of Commerce and to participate in the international conference “Transforming healthcare. EU funding for strategic innovation and development projects. Dutch and Polish experiences” that took place on the 14th of June in Warsaw.

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