• “Following a successful Phase 1 project which we had managed and secured ourselves, Schuman were recommended to us for their support and advice for a Phase 2 application which is much more difficult to secure. Having their expertise and support on hand as we prepared our application undoubtedly improved our business model and ensured we clearly defined critical elements of the project. The result was an exceptionally polished application where the project, company and overall goals were all in harmony, ultimately winning us funding for a Phase 2 SME Instrument project worth €2.7 million.”

    Ms Roisin Mc Cormack , Sales & Marketing Manager, DesignPro
  • “We obtained funding from the H2020 SME Instrument phase 1. We are truly satisfied with the application support that we got from Schuman Associates in the application process, as the first two attempts by ourselves were unsuccessful. Based on our experience, we recommend SMEs to get professional help to write proposals for this extremely competitive grant funding programme of European Commission. The Schuman Associates experts make you shine and stand out in this kind of competition by strengthening and highlighting the arguments that are crucial for a positive evaluation”

    Hakan Yedier , MD, YDR Technology Development
  • “Schuman have guided us through the EU bidding process with great expertise and communicated very professionally with all participating partners. All stakeholders experienced the respect and competence to guide a partner network to a common goal. I was also impressed by the Schuman team's ability to tune in to an innovative topic and a complex partner structure, while at the same time ensuring the delivery of a quality proposal to a very tight deadline.”

    Mr Carsten Johnson , Area Academy Manager, Cisco
  • “The Ex-Ante Evaluation by Schuman Associates was very valuable to us. At Beaufort Research, University College Cork we have extensive experience in applying for EU grants but still find it a critical part of the process  to get the feedback of qualified evaluators before proceeding with the finalisation of the application proposal”

    Dr Jimmy Murphy , University College Cork FP7 Co-ordinator
  • “Schuman Associates were immensely helpful in scoping our projects to the requirements of the call and ensure we pass the eligibility test. They then unburdened us of most of the proposal drafting, which allowed us to focus on the content and company priorities”

    Mr Daniel Hauri , CEO, ELBET Holding AG
  • “We needed a partner who would work with us to spread the word about Agtel's creative video and digital services to European clients. The team at Schuman Associates has been very pro-active in helping us win work with a wide range of European institutions, agencies and associations.”

    Mr Diarmaid Mac Mathúna , Head of Client Services, Agtel
  • "Akuo Energy has worked with Schuman Associates to develop an innovative renewable energy project. Thanks to high reactivity and professionalism of Schuman's consultants, we have built together a solid project. Schuman has provided a very qualitative and accurate work, by bringing in clarifications and useful insights. They have been a decisive support by working closely with Akuo's team, always being highly challenging and supportive"

    Faustine Gaymard , Junior Affaires Publiques, Akuoenergy
2020The EU provides grants on a not for profit basis for several areas, such as research, education, youth employment, environment... The largest of these EU programmes are:

Horizon 2020: Running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget, Horizon 2020 is the leading opportunity for academia and industry to finance research and development activities. The call for proposals aims for the development of three main areas: Excellent Science, Competitive Industries and Tackling Societal Challenges.

Schuman may support your consortium in successfully implementing the Horizon 2020 project brining a good understanding of the rules and procedures but also our considerable experience in managing consortia with several partners from across Europe. Schuman also offer to clients ExPERT™ service, leading project proposal assessment programme that helps you to analyse your proposal in much the same way as the Commission but right in time to help make your proposal more competitive.

Any Horizon 2020 project would involve both internal and external communication activities. Schuman may support you both ad-hoc, e.g. for your final conference, or act as your communication partner throughout the project.

See more info on Horizon 2020 here

Erasmus +: The new Erasmus + brings together the previous programmes dealing with mobility and European education and training activities. Some activities undertaken in the past by Erasmus, Leonardo and so on, will disappear and some others will be integrated under the new Key Actions: Learning and mobility of individuals; Cooperation for Innovation and Support for Policy reform.

See more info on Erasmus + here

Schuman Associates also work on the other large EU programmes such as Internal Security Fund (ISF), Life, Progress, EEA Norway Grants, etc.

Schuman Associates works with you:

Strategic Positioning

Proposal Preparation

Project Management

  • Early intelligence
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Eligibility check
  • Project positioning
  • Partners & Consortium
  • Bid management
  • Proposal writing
  • Bid evaluation - ExPERT
  • Budgeting
  • IPR's
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Communication / Dissemination
  • Project Support
  • Capacity building

Contact us to identify the most suitable call for your business and how to best prepare for a successful proposal.

About us

Schuman Associates is a Brussels-based, independent, consultancy with more than 25 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.

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