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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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What’s new for Life post-2020?

The EU's most important financial instrument for environment and climate action - the Life programme - will receive a 58% budget increase in the EU's new funding cycle via the 2021-2027 Multi-Annual Financial Framework. Starting in 2021 and spanning the next seven years, the EU will invest € 5.45 billion in: Nature and...
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What’s new for Digital Europe post-2020?

As part of the next long-term EU budget, the brand-new Digital Europe Programme will accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe. With a budget of € 6,761 billion, Digital Europe will strengthen investments in: supercomputingartificial intelligencecybersecurityadvanced digital skillsensuring a wide use of digita...
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Spanish business and EU funding post-2020

en Español Empresas Españolas y Financiación Europea post-2020 Desafíos y oportunidades del "Plan de Recuperación para Europa" y el Marco Financiero Plurianual 2021-2027 Insights sobre la intervención de Schuman Associates en la sesión de formación virtual "Estrategias de asuntos públicos e interlocución con las instituciones europeas" de la C...
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What’s new for Erasmus+ post-2020?

With an increased budget of € 23,4 billion, Erasmus+ will provide more opportunities to both individuals and organisations in education, training, youth and sports.  The new Erasmus+ is an 'evolution, not revolution' of the previous programme, aiming to be more accessible and inclusive. From ambitious initiatives such as European Universities,...
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What’s new for Horizon Europe post-2020?

By the beginning of 2021, the European institutions are expected to launch the new editions of some of their most well-known programmes: Horizon Europe (for Research and Innovation), Erasmus+ (for Education and Mobility), LIFE (for sustainability-related projects) and Digital Europe (for digitisation-related initiatives). These EU programmes will l...
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President von der Leyen on the new EU Recovery Plan

The 13th of May the President von der Leyen at her speech at the European Parliament Plenary shared key aspects of the COVID-19 recovery plan. The recovery package consists of two parts: as previously announced, the EU's seven-year budget will be topped up by a recovery instrument "funded through a larger headroom". The European budget – ...
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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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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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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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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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