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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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Business for tomorrow: Poland on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027   EU Cohesion Policy (CP) has significantly contributed to the stable GDP growth (4.7%) that Poland has experienced over the last 15 years of EU membership. With more than 50% of all public investment in Poland coming from Cohesion Funding, the country is still on the podium of Europe's fastes...
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Will your business benefit from the next round of EU funds in the Digital sector?

  The big numbers Once every seven years, the EU decides on its future budget. The new budget will start in January 2021 and it is still expected to be the first for the European Union without the UK. The EU institutions are now negotiating the proposal for the 2021-2027 budget and sectoral funding programmes. A compromise is sought before the...
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Be part of the Digital Europe programme 2021-2027!

Digital Europe 2021-2027 is the first EU programme entirely dedicated to investments in key digital areas. It aims to support the development and wide use of digital technologies to the benefit of European citizens and businesses. A budget of 9,2 BEUR is planned to fund projects in 5 areas: supercomputing; Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Di...
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Business for tomorrow: Romania on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027   EU funding plays a major role in financing public investments in Romania, with almost 50% of all public spending coming from Cohesion funds (€30.8 billion under the current EU 2014-2020 budget). This opens a large market for all companies selling to the public sector in Romania. At the same ...
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Make your city green with support from EBRD and the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) strongly supports EBRD efforts to enhance urban environmental sustainability. On July 2, they both signed the disbursement of 87 MEUR as the first tranche of a 228 MEUR facility to support the EBRD Green Cities programme . The GCF is a global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the ...
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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar

​ On 20 June, Schuman Associates moderated the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid organized by the Permanent Representation of France and Spain to the EU and ICEX – Spain Trade and Invest. Panelist from DG DEVCO, DG NEAR, EEAS, EIB, AECID, AFD and SOS Sahel discussed the different modalities for private sector participation in EU External Aid actio...
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EIB 2018 - key investments at a glance

In 2018, the European Investment Bank (EIB) supported over EUR 230 billion worth of investments. Among others, these enabled the creation of 29 million ultra-fast digital connections, generated 290 million passengers in EIB-funded transport, and supported 370,000 SMEs. The largest total investments in 2018 were made in Spain (EUR 8.48 Billion), Ita...
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Reform Agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey

  On 29 May, the European Commission published its annual assessment of the reform agenda in the Western Balkans partner countries and Turkey . This is an exercise carried out by the Commission on an annual basis to assess concrete progress and commitment towards European integration and to provide key recommendations. In the coming days, Schu...
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H2020 Dashboard: Italy

Horizon 2020 is the EU's Research and Innovation Programme for 2014-2020. It is a great opportunity for private companies, research centres, public institutions, SMEs, from all European countries to receive consistent funding for high quality R&D projects in many diverse sectors of science and humanities. In this edition of our Horizon 2020 Das...
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EU Sector Seminar for External Aid

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Once again, Schuman Associates will be moderating the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid, taking place on 20th June in Brussels . This year the topic is private sector participation in External Aid funding instruments with a view on the upcoming MFF 2021-2027 and the new financial architecture that is being proposed. The seminar will be followed by...
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Business of Tomorrow. Are You Ready for the Next Wave of EU Funding in Romania?

Schuman Associates is pleased to announce that on June 25 we will organize a workshop on the future European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027 together with American Chamber of Commerce in Romania .  Why to attend this event?  Almost half of the public investment in Romania is financed with EU funds. The new EU 7-year budget/wave ...
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H2020 Dashboard: Poland

  Horizon 2020 is the largest EU funding instrument for Research and Innovation. For the current funding period (2014-2020) the programme has a total budget of almost 80 billion euro. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Poland has benefited from Horizon 2020 . After 323 competitions, Poland has received grants in the total ...
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#EBRD doing more: projects’ highlights

​ Last April the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) released a series of publications  #EBRD doing more highlighting several of the key interventions carried out by the Bank across the different geographies where it operates. In 2018 the EBRD reached near record level investment with €9.5 billion in 395 projects . You can ...
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H2020 Dashboard: Portugal

With almost 80 billion euro for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme to fund Research and Innovation. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Portugal has benefited from Horizon 2020. The latest European Innovation Scoreboard ranks Portugal as moderate innovator. Data from the Scoreboard measuring the per...
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Digital in EU development projects

The European Commission (DG DEVCO) is committed to promoting the use of digital technologies in EU external aid programmes . A vast majority of countries around the world have recognized that advancing on the Digital Economy can accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. DG DEVCO joins the trend by delivering on its Digital4De...
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H2020 Dashboard: Germany

​ Horizon 2020 is the largest EU funding instrument for Research and Innovation. For the current funding period (2014-2020) the programme has a total budget of almost 80 billion euro. As part of Schuman´s H2020 Dashboard, Germany will be the next country to be analysed. Looking at the statistics, Germany takes a prominent role in Horizon 2020 ...
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Time Machine: excited and proud to share great news!

The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. Schuman Associates is closely involved in this project. €1 million in funding has been granted for preparing the detailed roadmaps of this initiative that aims at extra...
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H2020 Dashboard: Spain

With almost 80 billion euro for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme to fund Research and Innovation. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Spain has benefited from Horizon 2020.  Spanish participation in the Horizon programme has improved from year to year, exceeding the goal established by the co...
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What’s in the 2021-2027 Horizon?

As we move closer to the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, discussions and negotiations for its final form become even more intense. These discussions are complicated by Brexit, the European Parliament elections, a new Commission. At the same time, more pieces and details of the EU funding landscape come to the fore. I n this ...
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