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€1.4 billion: EU funding for Humanitarian Aid in 2021

With an over 60% increase compared to 2020, the EU's €1.4 billion budget for Humanitarian Aid in 2021 will respond to ongoing as well as emerging crises, in particular linked to conflict, the pandemic and climate change. The latest information, released on January 26th, indicates the following allocations: €505 million for Africa In parti...
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NDICI: €79.5 billion for EU External Action and international partnerships

The new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument for 2021-2027 Negotiations have concluded on the EU's new €79.5 billion funding instrument for Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation (NDICI) for the 2021-2027 MFF programming period. Priorities The NDICI's priority areas will include: Human deve...
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€38,5 billion EU Global Response to COVID-19: Team Europe

In order to help the most vulnerable countries outside the EU fight COVID-19 and its consequences, the European Union launched the Team Europe initiative in April. This €38,5 billion package (increased from an initial €20 billion) is directed especially towards supporting Africa and the EU Neighbourhood, as well as the ASEAN reg...
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Changes in EU External Action Procurement

EU External Aid Sector Seminar 2020 On 26 November, Schuman Associates moderated the 2020 edition of the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid, organised online by the Permanent Representation of Germany and Spain to the EU and ICEX – Spain Trade and Invest. The speakers were the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation ...
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EU External Action under the German Presidency

On 1st July 2020 Germany took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. "Together for Europe's recovery" is the motto which will guide the work of this Presidency for the next six months aimed at overcoming the devasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of EU external action the Presidency has highlighted key area...
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EU supporting neighbors in times of COVID-19

The EU is pumping billions of euros into the COVID-19 crisis recovery. The Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative allowed the use of €37 billion under cohesion policy to address the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, it is supporting those that need it most, including the EU's eastern neighbours. As President von der Leyen stated...
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Schuman Associates at 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...
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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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Reform Agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey

 On 29 May, the European Commission published its annual assessment of the reform agenda in the Western Balkans partner countries and Turkey. This is an exercise carried out by the Commission on an annual basis to assess concrete progress and commitment towards European integration and to provide key recommendations. In the coming days, Schuma...
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EU Sector Seminar for External Aid

Sector Seminar
Once again, Schuman Associates will be moderating the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid, taking place on 20th June in Brussels. This year the topic is private sector participation in External Aid funding instruments with a view on the upcoming MFF 2021-2027 and the new financial architecture that is being proposed. The seminar will be followed by ...
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