Our history

Founded in 1989, in the heart of the European Union, on the very doorstep of the European Institutions, we have over 30 years of connections, expertise and successes that we bring to the table for our clients today.

  • November 1989 – Establishment of SA
  • 1992 – EU Single Market comes into being
  • 1999- Expanded EU funding programmes for EU Member States
  • 2001 – EuropeAid External Cooperation Office opened
  • 2003 – EU agrees to create an area of freedom
  • 2007 – New MSs Bulgaria & Romania
  • 2014 – New Juncker Era
  • 2017 – New Politics – Brexit Era
  • 2020 – MFF 2021-2027- Covid-19 crisis

Our company

We are the leading EU business advisory firm in Brussels with over 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.

We understand what is possible in the EU arena, and with our hands-on approach, we deliver measurable results for our clients. We are dedicated to delivering beyond expectations and to giving a return on investment.

We serve a broad range of clients, from governments and large multinational corporations to trade associations and NGOs. We work in all major sectors, including ICT and security, energy and environment, trade and development, financial services, telecommunications, education and health.

Our headquarters are located right at the heart of the European Union, facing the European Commission and Council of Ministers and a stone’s throw from the European Parliament. We have a unique and expanding network of offices and expertise across Europe, in Athens, Bonn, Bucharest, Dublin, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw.

Our company culture is based on authenticity. We are committed to the highest professional standards. Integrity is key to our service to clients and in our relations with the European Institutions. We subscribe to the EU Transparency Register and have a strict Code of Conduct. We are members of the Society of European Affairs professionals.

Our European presence

We are uniquely well-positioned: we ally EU-level insights, expertise and relationships with a strong European presence across the Member States. 

Our dedicated country teams bring valuable experience, knowledge and contacts for our clients' endeavours in-country, providing hands-on support in accessing business opportunities arising from EU and national funding.

Corporate citizenship

Our values and commitments

Schuman Associates is a values-driven organisation

We believe that companies as well as individuals have the responsibility and the power to make our world a better place: more inclusive, more sustainable and more just. 

We are proud to be part of the UN Global Compact, a global network of more than 15,000 companies determined to build a sustainable future. We have committed to implementing the 10 principles of the Compact, particularly through our client work and partnerships in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

As a company, we strive to meet the highest climate neutrality standards and have prioritised sustainability in our business practices and corporate culture. We are committed to combatting climate change and reducing our environmental impact. In addition to actively decreasing our carbon emissions, we offset the remainder through our partnership with the Vita Green Impact Fund, an Irish next generation social impact investment platform working for climate justice. 

As a human-sized consultancy, people are at the heart of what we do. It is important to us that our work should be accessible to all and respectful of all, and we are working towards that goal every day. Through the Community Programme of Munster Rugby, we support the social integration of vulnerable or marginalised groups. 



We are committed to making a positive impact through the projects we run. 

Through our operation of Anti-Money-Laundering Europe, the EU’s longest-running platform fighting financial crime and the funding of terrorism, we work towards the elimination of corruption. Through our operation of the European Commission project, the European Broadband Competence Offices Network Support Facility, we support EU Member States and regions to bring greater inclusion, access and equality of opportunities to all citizens, particularly in rural and remote areas. 



We take pride in the values our clients represent and the work that they do in the world. We take care in who we partner with and what we help them to achieve. 

We are proud to support Femme Forward in accessing funds for their work to improve the representation of women in male dominated industries. 

Working with companies such as European Energy and Oxford PV, we seek opportunities to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix. We are proud to have helped upcoming European Green Champions advocate for support for advancing green value chains under existing and upcoming IPCEIs – from clean tech manufacturing to hydrogen deployments. Through our funding expertise, we are proud to support clients in improving their sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.

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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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