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Working together for success

We identify your market of business opportunities by guiding you through the EU and other multilateral funding opportunities.

We work with you to design and implement successful business strategies around public donor funding.

We help you win grants and tenders by supporting you throughout the bidding process.

Working together for success
Our services

Our services

  • Early intelligence for upcoming EU, national and international donor funding instruments
  • Public funding assessments and entry strategies for national, European and global markets
  • Facilitating direct engagement with the European Commission, European Agencies and other public administrations as customers
  • Hands-on support during the bidding phase
  • Pre-evaluation of proposals
  • Advice on the set-up of internal structures and strategic partnerships to increase success
  • Training your team
Where are the opportunities?
Our funding experts support the development of your business strategy to address the following funding streams:
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EU funding in your country

Between 2021-2027, the EU is investing more than 1 trillion under the Recovery and Resilience Plans and the Cohesion Policy Programmes for all its Member States. The two funding instruments are complementary and invest in areas such as innovation, digitalisation, energy, transport, healthcare, education, employment, rural development and fisheries.

EU funding is complemented by several other public financing sources made available at country level by national, regional or local governments. 

Every year, over 250,000 public authorities in the EU spend approximately 14% of GDP (approximately €2 trillion per year) on the purchase of services, works and supplies. Many of these public authorities use EU and public funding to advance their investment projects. 

This brings unrivalled opportunities for business growth with EU and public sector funding for large companies as well as for SMEs. 

We are uniquely placed to position your business in the relevant markets through our EU-wide network of local EU and public sector funding experts.

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Public procurement with EU institutions

The EU institutions and Agencies allocate millions of euros each year for the suppliers of their institutional needs in areas such as ICT networks, security systems, communication and HR.

We ensure that you are in the best position to benefit from these opportunities by guiding you and providing essential opportunities for your involvement in the complex tendering process right from the inception phase.

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EU grants

Over the years, Schuman Associates has developed a comprehensive bid management package to empower our clients to win EU-funded projects.

We assist clients with bid management and bid writing across a selection of EU funding programmes, including Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, LIFE Programme, Connecting Europe Facility, Digital Europe and IPCEIs.

We have an experienced bid management team with proven expertise helping clients to build consortia teams, develop project concepts, create winning bid strategies, and prepare and deliver successful grant applications and tenders.

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EU external and development aid

The European Union is the largest donor in the world, providing over €50 billion a year to translate policy objectives into effective strategies and actions that meet country or sectoral needs.

EU intervention coordinates with that of the main global donors, as well as with other funding institutions such as the Norway/European Economic Area grants, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), alongside national development agencies, among others.

Our experts identify all the opportunities relevant for you to win business in the country of your interest.