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.

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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.

Keep in Touch

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Rue Archimède 5, bte 12 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

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