Schuman Associates news

Funding opportunity: LIFE Calls opens on 2 April 2020

  LIFE calls for proposals for environment and climate action open today, on the 2nd April 2020.  LIFE Programme The LIFE programme is the EU's financial instrument for the environment and climate action. The programme's main objective is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy ...
Continue reading
  12 Hits

Covid-19 Crisis and the ICT Industry

The Covid-19 crisis has shown the wide importance of connectivity and digitization of our economies. The IT industry provides now the key infrastructures making possible for all of us to stay connected, while keeping the safe distance.  IT players can also contribute to the direct crisis response needs by providing innovative and adapted ...
Continue reading
  7 Hits

The African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy

On 9 February 2020, the African Union adopted its own Digital Transformation Strategy (DTS), which was followed by the EU Digital Roadmap , published on 19 February 2020. The two separate strategies clearly overlap in areas such as the digital transformation of public administration , digital solutions related to connectivity , and leveraging this ...
Continue reading
  91 Hits

EU and national funding to counter Covid and its effects on the economy

Since the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe, the EU as well as the individual EU countries have been taken unpreceded measures to contain the pandemic as well as to limit its impact on the economy. The European Commission is mobilizing a package of immediate response funding drawn from all existing EU budget resources: Since the Coronavirus outbreak i...
Continue reading
  222 Hits

EU pillars for the new engagement with Africa – what’s in there for my business?

The EU finds itself at the crossroads rethinking its new engagement with the African continent. This one, 2020, is a crucial year. On the one hand, the EU hopes to endorse its new strategy with the African Union (AU) at the EU-AU summit to take place in October 2020 . On the other, the EU needs to finalise and agree on its future long term budget (...
Continue reading
  109 Hits

DIGITAL EUROPE: from EU Data Strategy to the new funding instrument for EU digitization

​ The EU is pursuing a digital strategy that will thrust Europe as a global leader of the digital transformation. The recently launched Data Strategy defines an ambitious approach towards digital technological development and how technology will be used to meet the climate-neutrality objectives. The required investments will be channelled from the ...
Continue reading
  224 Hits

Doing Business with Africa: The African Union’s Flagship Projects for 2023 - 2033

On 27 February 2020, the 10th Commission-to-Commission meeting took place in Addis Ababa, where the African Union is based. President Ursula von der Leyen was accompanied by 20 EU Commissioners and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell. It is here where Commissioners of the African Union and the European Unio...
Continue reading
  261 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  211 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  150 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  566 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  280 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  212 Hits

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 ...
Continue reading
  300 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  339 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  420 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  256 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  402 Hits

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...
Continue reading
  311 Hits

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 ...
Continue reading
  363 Hits

Business for tomorrow: Germany on the radar

EU Cohesion Policy (CP) is of great importance for Germany. The country receives around 28 billion Euros from cohesion funding in the current budget (2014-2020). Particularly the eastern regions of the country (Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen) benefit significantly from EU support, receiving around 50...
Continue reading
  235 Hits

Impact Policy ● Unlock Funds ● Win Business

About us

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

Keep in Touch

  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  32 (0) 2 230 7439
Rue Archimède 5, bte 12 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
 

Follow us

linkedin  twitter