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Interview: Support Facility for the Broadband Competence Offices starting up

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The European Commission set up a Support Facility for the Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs). The Brussels-based facility is starting its operations in January 2017 and will help BCOs to share their experiences in a European network. Read the interview with Jan Dröge from Schuman Associates, who is starting up the support facility.

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B-WISER Erasmus+ project kicked-off in Verona

 

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On 25-26 January, Schuman Associates travelled to Verona, Italy, to take part to the kick-off meeting of B-WISER - “Be a Winner In Sport & Employment before and after athletic Retirement”, a brand-new EU project funded under ERASMUS+ Sport.

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Get ready for 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities

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European Week of Regions and Cities (so called Open Days) is an annual four-day event in Brussels during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement the European Union cohesion policy (EU funding), and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

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European Development Days 2017- get involved!

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The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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H2020 to receive extra €200M – and not €400

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In the mid-term review the Commission suggested an increase of €400 million for HORIZON 2020- EU's funding programme for research and innovation. However, Günther Oettinger, recently appointed to manage the EU's budget, said H2020 will in the end only receive €200 million. The money that is allocated presents a compensation for the €2.2 billion that was taken from the programme to fund Juncker Plan: The European Fund for Strategic Investments.

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What to expect in 2017?

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On 13 December 2016, the Council approved the EU's legislative priorities for 2017 agreed beforehand with the European Parliament and the Commission. This agreement on top priorities between the Council, the Parliament and the Commission is a first in EU history. The objective is to provide a coordinated framework where the EU institutions work more closely together to tackle the significant challenges, which lie ahead.

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EU External Aid Funds – how much is your country getting?

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The EU is collectively the biggest donor in the world, providing over 50 BEUR a year together with its Member States to translate policy objectives into effective strategies and actions that meet country or regional needs. The EU has different types of EU External Aid funding instrumentswhich cover nearly all the geographies around the world. It also counts with thematic programmes which address multiple fields of cooperation such as peace and security, climate change, migration, food security, etc.in several countries.

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EP Event “Impact of REACH Authorisation: costs and benefits”

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Schuman Associates organised for the Nickel Institute a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 10th of November 2016 on the “Impact of REACH Authorisation: costs and benefits”. The breakfast briefing was hosted by the Nickel Institute and MEP Inge Gräßle with the cooperation of MEP Gieseke, the European Commission, ECHA, eftec and the Maltese Presidency of the European Council 2017 as well as the European Committee for Surface Treatment (CETS).  

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Addressing Policy Challenges in Financial Crime

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Schuman Associates as the secretariat of Anti-Money Laundering Europe together with the CFCS at RUSI organised a policy debate around the EU policy challenges that are currently being debated particularly around the amendments of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, renamed as the 5th AMLD.

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Launch of the European IT Professionalism Framework

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Schuman Associates joined the launch of the new framework at a European Conference on Fostering IT Professionalism in Europe. The framework is based on four building blocks: Competences, Body of Knowledge, Education & Training and Professional Ethics.

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Erasmus+ proposal writing workshop in the Vienna University

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Schuman Associates has been invited by the Vienna University to enhance the skills of their project managers when applying for Erasmus + proposals. On the 1st and 2nd December, Isane Aparicio will be presenting the do's and dont's for a succesful proposal for the Knowledege Alliance call, which is currently open until next 28th February 2017. Check all current opportunites HERE

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EUROSTARS – funding for research-performing SMEs

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Do you run an SME and need additional funding for research?  EUROSTARS is an exciting opportunity for R&D performing SMEs. This joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission supports the development of innovative products, process and services close to market. In the 2014-2020 period it has a total public budget of €1.14 billion

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AME Conference hosts FATF to debate 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

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On 7 December, we will be holding a key debate on the upcoming policy challenges in money laundering and terrorist financing. To debate some of the issues such as information sharing and the implications of FinTech, MEP Judith Sargentini and the Financial Action Task Force will be joining us.

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EU funding stagiaire vacancy in Brussels office- join our team!

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EU FUNDING STAGIAIRE VACANCY

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with 1-2 years of experience

Deadline 20th March 2018

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Schuman Associates presents on EU Funding Opportunities in Energy

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Schuman Associates was invited to the Cembureau annual conference to speak on EU Funding Opportunities for Energy. Laura Heuvinck presented the possibilities offered by a variety of EU funds from Horizon 2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the EFSI also known as the Juncker Package, LIFE+ and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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Slovak Presidency Conference " Private Sector Development in EU External Action Programmes"

Schuman Associates Partner, Jan Dröge, will be moderating the conference " Private Sector Development in EU External Action Programmes", which is organized by the Slovak 2016 Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Slovakian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The conference will be held in Bratislava on 24 November 2016 and will examine the role of private sector in implementing EU external assistance programmes and financial instruments.

Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar on EU External Assistance Programmes

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Jan Dröge, Partner at Schuman Associates will moderate the next Sector Seminar Water in EU External Action Instruments organized by the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union - Wirtschaftskammer Osterreich which will  gather delegates from Permanent Representations, Trade Promotion Organizations from EU Member States and over 100 companies from private sector. The seminar will take place on 15th November 2016.

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2016 EWRC event: How EU structural and investment funds drive innovation in healthcare.

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Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in the EU contributing to job creation and to economic growth. It accounts for 8% of the total European workforce and for 10% of the EU´s GDP. However, the health systems models applied today result in ever-increasing costs. On 13th October,  under the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, Philips and Schuman Associates co-organised a Side Event in Brussels with key EU stakeholders to reflect on how ESIF funds can drive innovation in health systems. 

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Impact of BREXIT on Regulated Businesses and EU funding

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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom expressed via a Referendum its wish to leave the European Union, triggering a complex process of withdrawal. 

The final arrangement, to be agreed between the UK and the EU in the coming months and years, will have a significant impact on trade and a whole host of other issues. Participation in EU funding programmes such as Horizon 2020 will also present challenges for British organisations.

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