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11th European Development Fund 2014-2020: EU priorities for financing

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Schuman Associates gave an overview on EU funding in Africa at the recent seminar of Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry. The objective of this presentation was to show the priorities and challenges of the EU for financing infrastructure projects in Africa and how to grow business and benefit from EU opportunities.

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AME- Anti Money Laundering Europe Meeting at the European Parliament

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On 3rd December, Schuman Associates as secretariat of Anti Money Laundering Europe organised a lunch seminar hosted by MEP Timothy Kirkhope at the European Parliament. The event was a great success as it developed into an informal trialogue meeting over the upcoming 4thAnti-Money Laundering Directive.

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EU 2020 and Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector

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On 13 November, the Nickel Institute and the Surface Engineering Association organised a breakfast briefing with the support of Schuman Associates on the topic of "EU 2020 and Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector" in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar on EU External Assistance Programmes

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Jan Dröge, Partner at Schuman Associates, moderated the last EU Sector Seminar “Energy Sector in EU External Aid Programmes”, which took place on 27th November. The Seminar, organized by the UK Perm Rep gathered delegates from Permanent Representations, Trade Promotion Organizations from EU Member States and over 100 companies from private sector. Key note speech wias given by Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at DG DEVCO.

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EU-Africa Second Breakfast Briefing “Engaging the Private Sector for EU support to Africa”


 

On 12th November, Schuman Associates organized EU-Africa Breakfast Briefing "Engaging the Private Sector for EU support to Africa" with Nick Westcott, Managing Director Africa, External Action Service (EEAS) and Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO).

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Lithuanian Presidency: Panel Discussion on Smart Regulation for SMEs

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On 29 October Schuman Associates together with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the international audit and accounting network BDO organised a Panel Discussion on Smart Regulation for SMEs, attended by Brussels based European business organisations, representatives of companies from around Europe, EU institutions and diplomats. The event focused on the impact of regulation to medium sized enterprises in Europe and possible ways to reduce regulatory burden.

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Surface Engineering Gala Dinner and Awards 2014

Schuman Associates participated in the Surface Engineering Gala Dinner and Awards 2014, the biennial event that recognizes, rewards and celebrates excellence in all branches of surface finishing in the U.K. The prestigious awards ceremony was hosted by Lord Hoyle and Mr. Dave Elliott, CEO of the Surface Engineering Association (SEA) and President of the European Committee for Surface Treatment (CETS).

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Schuman Associates at the National Procurement Awards

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Gerard McNamara, CEO of Schuman Associates,  will be a Judge in the selection panel of The National Procurement Awards.  Judging for the Awards is under the auspices of the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Material Management, the longest established and largest Institute of procurement professionals in Ireland.

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The OPEN DAYS 2014

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Schuman Associates organized a workshop in the framework of The OPEN DAYS – European Week of  Regions and Cities 2014.

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Schuman Associates participated in the Mission for Growth for Spain

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In the framework of the "EUROPE 2020 Strategy for Growth: Promoting Business Partnerships in Europe", the European Commission Vice-President, Mr Antonio Tajani, headed a Mission for Growth to Spain, with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network and the Governments of Andalucía and Extremadura. Schuman Associates attended this event in Sevilla on 2nd and 3rd April 2014.

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Working Breakfast on “Surface Engineering – European SMEs for a Global Sustainable Manufacturing Future”

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Schuman Associates organized in cooperation with the European Committee for Surface Treatment (CETS) and SME Europe a Working Breakfast on "Surface Engineering – European SMEs for a Global Sustainable Manufacturing Future" on March 19th 2014 in the European Parliament's Members Salon.

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Breakfast Briefing: ESIF 2014-2020- What's New?

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On 26th March 2014, Schuman Associates organized High level Breakfast Briefing in Brussels, with Mr. Eric von Breska, Head of Unit, DG Regional Policy, European Commission.

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EU–Africa Breakfast Briefing on “The 11th EDF and the EU Africa Summit 2014: opportunities for public private engagement” with Nicholas Westcott, Managing Director Africa European External Action Service (EEAS).

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On 11th February Schuman Associates organized EU–Africa Breakfast Briefing “The 11th EDF and the EU Africa Summit 2014: opportunities for public private engagement” with Nicholas Westcott, Managing Director Africa European External Action Service (EEAS).

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AME - Anti Money Laundering Europe seminar co-hosted by MEP Dr Krisjanis Karins and Mr Christophe Zeeb, EESC Member

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On 3rd December Schuman Associates, which acts as a secretariat of AME- Anti Money Laudering Europe, organized a lunch seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee. The event was Co-hosted by MEP Dr Krisjanis Karins and Mr Christophe Zeeb, EESC Member. Speakers included DG Markt, the Lithuanian Presidency and MEP Judith Sargentini, co- rapporteur of the 4th AML Directive.

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REACH: one of the ten most burdensome pieces of legislation for SMEs

 

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EU SME breakfast briefing hosted by MEP Paul Rübig at the European Parliament

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Schuman Associates organised “Financing mid-sized companies for growth” seminar in the European Parliament

 

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On 27th November 2013, Danish MEP Bendt Bendtsen co-hosted a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament with BDO International. The briefing on access to finance for European companies focused on the specific needs of the European mid-sized companies with regards to funding as well as generally addressing their challenges when it comes to growth.

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Schuman Associates at the European Development Days 2013

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Schuman Associates supported DAAR Education Service from Nigeria in rolling out the event «PPP in achieving quality education for all» in the framework of The European Development Days 2013.

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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar on EU External Assistance Programmes

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Jan Dröge, Partner at Schuman Associates, moderated the EU Sector Seminar “Water Supply and wastewater treatment in eu external aid instruments”, which took place on 21st November. The Seminar, organized by the UK Perm Rep will gather delegates from Permanent Representations, Trade Promotion Organizations from EU Member States and over 100 companies from private sector.  Key note speech was given by Mr. Fokion Fotiadis, Director General from DG DEVCO.

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Schuman Associates shortlisted for three National Procurement Awards

 

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We are proud to announce that Schuman Associates has been shortlisted in the National Procurement Awards 2013.

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Seminar of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

 

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On 26th November, Jan Dröge, Partner at Schuman Associates, will give a training on EU External Aid Programmes to the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

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