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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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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...
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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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Business for tomorrow: Bulgaria on the radar

2014-2020 Since its EU accession in 2007, Bulgaria has been benefiting from the Union's Investment and Structural Funds at an increasing speed. For the last decade, these funds appear to be the chief driver for Bulgaria's reforms and economic development. EU funding furthermore plays a major role in financing public investments, with almost half of...
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Schuman Associates at the European Week of Regions

SA at European Week of Regions
During the European Week of Regions and CitiesSchuman Associates took part in the event "Promoting City of the Future organized by the Central Bohemia Region . The focus of the workshop was on how to change an unprivileged area into a modern city combining sustainable development and reflecting environmental, modern technology, economic and social ...
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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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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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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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Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

S ustainable Europe – Sustainable Future Finland took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July 2019. The country is taking over the helm of the EU at the time of uncertainty. As it stands now, the date of the UK departure from the EU is set for 31st October, and whatever the outcome, Finland will have to manoeuvre the tr...
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