Public affairs and communication are a vital part of business success. At Schuman Associates we help you building the best strategies to make sure that your message is being heard.


Public affairs

Positioning is everything - EU policy and its legislative environment offer both opportunities and threats – working with Schuman Associates ensures foresight and commitment to succeed.

We master the EU legislative process and procedures, we are creative and solution oriented and we will work together with you to identify specific goals, timings and desired outcomes over the medium to long term.

Our services include:

Early intelligence to develop the most appropriate response strategy and advocacy plan.

Guidance through the political process, translating complex issues into clear and concise messages.

Engagement with key decision makers and opinion leaders to raise awareness about your areas of interest.

Insights on policy-makers and other stakeholders’ positions on any specific legislation.


Communications and Public Relations

Reputation and profile-building  are key to create a favourable point of view among external and internal stakeholders on which an organisation depends.

Schuman Associates designs and runs fully-integrated communication campaigns to convey your message in Europe and/or to get it through across your own organisation.

In addition to our own communications team, we work with an extensive network of PR and marketing agencies to implement tailored communication campaigns and to develop marketing materials best suited to your needs.

How Schuman can work for you:

Identifying and creating events to deliver your messages

Engaging with the most influent stakeholders

Building up alliances to achieve your objectives.

Developing key messages matched to your target audience.

Developing marketing materials, including websites, brochures, infographics and social media campaigns.

Designing and conducting reputation audits.


Association Management

Schuman Associates works with clients to create new platforms and associations or to manage existing ones.
Examples of associations currently managed by us are Anti-Money Laundering Europe and Winning Business in Africa.

Our services include:

Initial establishment of new platforms and associations

Secretariat and representation in Brussels

Operational and administrative support

Event management

Communication, media and PR

Website design and management


Schuman Breakfast Briefings

Schuman Associates organises regular breakfast briefings on key EU topics in joint cooperation with the European Commission and high level representatives from private companies and organizations. Some examples include:

EU and private sector dialogue on AFRICA: the objective of these sessions is to address the role and opportunities for the private sector in EU Africa cooperation programmes.

Structural Funds Breakfast Briefings: the objective of these sessions is to discuss opportunities for the private sector under the new European Union Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the context of the future programming period 2021-2027.

Future of EU Communications – where we discuss how to use the latest communication tools for European communications campaigns. The briefings explore topics such as how to connect with the right audiences and how to promote your EU project.

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About us

Schuman Associates is a Brussels-based, independent, consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.

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