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.

Get ready for the new EU funding instruments under the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF): Horizon Europe, Connecting Europe Facility 2, Just Transition Fund, Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and more.

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

Our funding experts support the development of your business strategy to address the following funding streams:

EU Funding in your country

The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are the EU’s main investment instrument within its Member States. Channelling over half of the EU budget, it invests in areas such as innovation, digitalisation, energy, transport, healthcare, education, employment, rural development and fisheries.

Every year, over 250 000 public authorities in the EU spend around 14% of GDP (around €2 trillion per year) on the purchase of services, works and supplies.

We are uniquely placed to position your business in the relevant markets through our EU-wide network of local ESIF experts, combined with our Brussels headquarters.

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.

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.

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.

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About us

Schuman Associates is a Brussels-based, independent, consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.

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