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European Research and Innovation Days 2020

​ European policymakers are progressing with the finalisation of a budget agreement that will shape Horizon Europe, the next big research and innovation programme starting in 2021. Investments in new technologies and excellence science will be crucial in the post-pandemic transition. European Research and Innovation Days , taking place on 22-24 Sep...
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EU supporting neighbors in times of COVID-19

The EU is pumping billions of euros into the COVID-19 crisis recovery. The Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative allowed the use of €37 billion under cohesion policy to address the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, it is supporting those that need it most, including the EU's eastern neighbours. As President von der Leyen stated...
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USAID Digital Strategy 2020-2024 – “tilt to digital?”

After the digital initiatives of the European Union – both within the Member States as well as in some of its partner countries – and the African Union earlier this year, now also USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development, has published its Digital Strategy for 2020-2024 . The launch of this Digital Strategy will shepherd the creation of...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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

Sector Seminar
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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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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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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