450 billion EUR for EU regional growth until 2020
The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are the EU's largest funding instrument dedicated to creating economic growth and jobs in the EU 28 countries.
Investments in sectors like R&D, environment, energy and ICT, agriculture, employment and education will represent major priorities in most of the countries, with public authorities as key beneficiaries of funding.
The five EU's structural and investment funds are:
- European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
- European Social Fund (ESF)
- Cohesion Fund (CF)
- European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
- European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
External aid: a world of opportunities
With more than 50 billion EUR spent worldwide on an annual basis, the EU is one of the largest donors of Official Development Aid.
EU external aid funding is delivered through geographic and thematic instruments, such as the Instrument for Pre - Accession (IPA II), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), the European Development Fund (EDF) the Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI) and more.
Schuman Associates will enable you to access the EU and other international donor funding, such as the EIB, EBRD and the World Bank.Brussels driven initiatives:
Brussels is the origin of several pan European initiatives developing ICT networks, security systems and transport corridors.
Being involved since the inception phase is vital to get access to the funding, very often disbursed through complex mechanisms involving EU Agencies, member states and EC headquarters.
Schuman Associates contribute to grow clients' business by predicting/anticipating EU needs. We will help you position in the emerging pan-European projects and guide you in the process to engage directly with the EC and the European Agencies as customers.