Schuman Associates is a leading public affairs and public sector funding business advisory firm in Brussels. With over 30 years’ experience, our reputation is built on our clients’ success and trust.
Our expertise is in impacting policy, unlocking funds and winning business for our clients. By understanding our client’s needs, we propose solutions to effectively engage with the dynamic EU and multilateral donor funding business environment.
We offer end-to-end services, from intelligence gathering and analysis to policy engagement, project management and bid writing.
Vincent Mc Cormack, Managing Director, GKinetic Energy Ltd.
The team at Schuman are highly experienced in what they do and can offer top-class support covering all areas and skillsets needed to complete a well rounded application for funding. We have now sought their advice and guidance on 2 proposals and look forward to working with them again in the future. Their skills in business strategy result in a polished business plan that stands out from the rest.
Daniel Foissner, KREISEL Electric GmbH & Co KG
KREISEL Electric experienced an outstanding cooperation with Schuman Associates on an EU Horizon 2020 proposal draft.
To work with the experts of Schuman has always been straightforward, purposeful and foremost well structured.
Thanks to this excellent collaboration, a sublime work has been submitted within the period stipulated
Teresa Vigón Arvizu, Director General Asturex
Organised by Sociedad de Promoción Exterior Principado de Asturias, S.A. (Asturex) 4th Meeting of Spanish Tendering Companies under the title, “Perspective of the EU External Action: EU Programme 2021-2027”, it has been commissioned Schuman Associates to deliver the Speech about “strategic planning for business development”, for companies without experience on these matters.
The know-how and professionalism of Schuman's consultants, Carlos Corts, about European Foreign Aid contributed to create an enjoyable environment for these companies. Aswell, he has provided a very qualitative and accurate work, by bringing in clarifications and useful insights, during the Speech and also during the B2B meetings.
Prof.dr. Julia Noordegraaf, University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies
The Time Machine consortium has been working with Schuman to draft a proposal for the EU Horizon 2020 FET Flagship. On the basis of their excellent knowledge of European policy and extensive network in Brussels, they have supported us in the extension of the consortium with relevant social and industrial partners and in effectively synthesising the content provided into a clearly structured and well-written proposal.
Christophe Merer, Vice President Government & Public Sector Europe, Mastercard”
Schuman’s agency expertise has been instrumental to prioritize and support Mastercard’s role and activities in the EU Funds eco-system.
The know-how, flexibility and professionalism of the team contributes to create an effective, qualitative and enjoyable collaboration environment.
Diarmaid Mac Mathúna , Head of Client Services, Agtel
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.
Volodymyr Peregudo , Deputy Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, Ukraine
Together with the consultants from Schuman Associates we started to develop the pre-feasibility search to find the ways of financing the modernization of heating boilers on the enterprises which belong to the regional council. We were advised to enlarge the scale of the projects. We merged several different projects into one with the total costs of 22 million USD. Schuman Associates also gave concrete recommendations of what to mention in our feasibility studies and presentations for lFl. Following given recommendations, our heating enterprise received the loan in World Bank. Dnipropetrovsk regional council thanks Schuman Associates, and personally, head of operations Mr. Jan Droge, who was involved into the project fully in challenging time range.
Joël Toussaint, Director Public Sector , Hewlett-Packard EMEA
We have been working for years with Schuman and have been always enjoying their professional support on planned and unplanned missions to detect business opportunities. Thanks to their daily work, we keep a continuous control on long term initiatives, even at the very early stage. Schuman always finds who to contact in the sometimes complex EU organization. This partnership is very valuable.
Krzys Jurek, Head EU Office , British Council Brussels
The British Council commissioned Schuman Associates to perform a strategic analysis of the impact of the EU Referendum on the access to funding for the UK's Education and Culture sectors. The work done by Schuman Associates was of outstanding quality for its clarity in quantitative and qualitative terms, and offered insightful proposals to address this impact. This no doubt stems from their extensive experience of the EU as well as their astute understanding of the British Council requirements in this study.
Faustine Gaymard, Junior Affaires Publiques, Akuoenergy
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.