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COVID-19: How to leverage EU funding opportunities and impact policy

Understanding the relationship between policy and funding today , more than ever, can have a lasting impact on your business . Working with the EU institutions, doing business within the "EU Bubble" has changed drastically since the first signs of the Covid-19 pandemic, shifting priorities and postponing some of the flagship policy initiatives anno...
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EU programmes have extended their Calls deadlines

As recent restrictions related to COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants to prepare and finalise proposals, according to the EU Funding and Tenders portal , several EU programmes have extended their Calls deadlines, for example : Horizon 2020: H2020 calls with original deadlines between 16 March and 15 April have been extended  For IMI2-2020-...
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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 (...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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Free international symposium on optimizing athletes' employability

​ B-WISER: be a winner in elite sport and employment before and after athletic retirement  With the support from the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union , a consortium of universities, national Olympic and Paralympic committees, and elite sport centres from six EU Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) t...
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SME Instrument – how to avoid failure?

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The SME Instrument under the Horizon 2020 has since its launch in 2014 attracted more than 10.000 individual applications, but only 12% of them are good enough to be considered for funding.

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Training for the European Programme for Integration and Migration

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The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) organised last 2nd and 3rd March a workshop on EU funding for NGOs.

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11th European Development Fund 2014-2020: EU priorities for financing

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Schuman Associates gave an overview on EU funding in Africa at the recent seminar of Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry. The objective of this presentation was to show the priorities and challenges of the EU for financing infrastructure projects in Africa and how to grow business and benefit from EU opportunities.

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