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Business for tomorrow: Czech Republic on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027Czech Republic is one of the largest recipients of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Financial instruments under ESIF are increasingly used in the Czech Republic and support the economic and social development of the country. In the current pro...
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Post-2020 UK participation in EU funding programmes

​Schuman Associates recently carried out a research project for the British Council analysing the future 2021-2027 EU-funded programmes, Creative Europe, Horizon Europe and Erasmus, and the implications of a possible Third country participation by the UK in those programmes. This study aims to support British organisations in the fields of culture,...
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European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen today.   MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Schuman Associates prepared this graphic to provide you the general overview of the ...
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What's next on the new EU Green Deal

​The new European Commission, headed by Ursula von der Leyen is scheduled to start working soon and both environmental and climate policy will likely be high on the list of policy priorities. The President-elect has tasked Frans Timmermans with presenting the European Green Deal within the first 100 days of the new Commission's mandate and with coo...
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Who will be in charge of the next round of EU funds?

​President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new Commissioners will be in charge of making decisions on key EU strategies and policies, propose laws, funding programmes and annual budgets for discussion and adoption by Parliament and the Council. Moreover, they will be in charge...
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Will your business benefit from the next round of EU funds in the innovation sector?

 The big picture Once every seven years, the European Union decides its long-term budget: the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). Negotiations for the new budget are already up and running as the new financing and programming period, 2021-2027, will start in January 2021. It is currently still expected to be the first for the European Unio...
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Funding opportunity: the Erasmus+ 2020 call is now open!

 You probably know that Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport. Although it is best known for the exchange of students, Erasmus+ projects include diverse activities and entities such as private businesses, associations and NGOs in Europe and beyond.  It is in fact one of the most successful EU program...
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Business for tomorrow: Italy on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027Italy has been one of the largest EU funding recipients under the EU Cohesion Policy throughout the last programming cycles. Structural funds represent a key element driving economic strategies both at national and regional level. For 2014-2020, Italy was the second largest recipient of EU Structura...
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Business for tomorrow: Greece on the radar

EU funds have been the main source for investments in Greece during the economic and financial crisis. More than 87% of the Greek National Investment Programme is funded from the European structural and investment funds, while more than 4,7 billion euro will be channelled to Greek enterprises for the period 2014-2020 supporting both the upgrade of ...
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Business for tomorrow: Germany on the radar

EU Cohesion Policy (CP) is of great importance for Germany. The country receives around 28 billion Euros from cohesion funding in the current budget (2014-2020). Particularly the eastern regions of the country (Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen) benefit significantly from EU support, receiving around 50...
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Business for tomorrow: Bulgaria on the radar

2014-2020 Since its EU accession in 2007, Bulgaria has been benefiting from the Union's Investment and Structural Funds at an increasing speed. For the last decade, these funds appear to be the chief driver for Bulgaria's reforms and economic development. EU funding furthermore plays a major role in financing public investments, with almost half of...
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Schuman Associates at the European Week of Regions

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During the European Week of Regions and CitiesSchuman Associates took part in the event "Promoting City of the Future organized by the Central Bohemia Region. The focus of the workshop was on how to change an unprivileged area into a modern citycombining sustainable development and reflecting environmental, modern technology, economic and social ne...
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New European Commission – portfolios

Following the announcement of the proposed College of Commissioners to serve under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, we will be taking a closer look, in the coming weeks, at the key portfolios that will shape the major EU funding streams of 2021-2027. But first, a general overview of the new European Commission portfolios and their Commiss...
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Business for tomorrow: Poland on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027  EU Cohesion Policy (CP) has significantly contributed to the stable GDP growth (4.7%) that Poland has experienced over the last 15 years of EU membership. With more than 50% of all public investment in Poland coming from Cohesion Funding, the country is still on the podium of Europe's fastest...
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Will your business benefit from the next round of EU funds in the Digital sector?

 The big numbers Once every seven years, the EU decides on its future budget. The new budget will start in January 2021 and it is still expected to be the first for the European Union without the UK. The EU institutions are now negotiating the proposal for the 2021-2027 budget and sectoral funding programmes. A compromise is sought before the ...
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Be part of the Digital Europe programme 2021-2027!

Digital Europe 2021-2027 is the first EU programme entirely dedicated to investments in key digital areas. It aims to support the development and wide use of digital technologies to the benefit of European citizens and businesses. A budget of 9,2 BEUR is planned to fund projects in 5 areas: supercomputing; Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Di...
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Business for tomorrow: Romania on the radar

European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027  EU funding plays a major role in financing public investments in Romania, with almost 50% of all public spending coming from Cohesion funds (€30.8 billion under the current EU 2014-2020 budget).This opens a large market for all companies selling to the public sector in Romania. At the same ti...
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Make your city green with support from EBRD and the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) strongly supports EBRD efforts to enhance urban environmental sustainability. On July 2, they both signed the disbursement of 87 MEUR as the first tranche of a 228 MEUR facility to support the EBRD Green Cities programme. The GCF is a global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the c...
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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar

​On 20 June, Schuman Associates moderated the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid organized by the Permanent Representation of France and Spain to the EU and ICEX – Spain Trade and Invest. Panelist from DG DEVCO, DG NEAR, EEAS, EIB, AECID, AFD and SOS Sahel discussed the different modalities for private sector participation in EU External Aid action...
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EIB 2018 - key investments at a glance

In 2018, the European Investment Bank (EIB) supported over EUR 230 billion worth of investments. Among others, these enabled the creation of 29 million ultra-fast digital connections, generated 290 million passengers in EIB-funded transport, and supported 370,000 SMEs. The largest total investments in 2018 were made in Spain (EUR 8.48 Billion), Ita...
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