COVID-19 has changed everything
Since the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe, the EU has taken unprecedented measures to contain the pandemic as well as to limit its impact on the economy.
- Temporary deviation from the EU Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) has been decided
- State aid approval has been made faster and more flexible
- Structural Funds rules have been changed dramatically to offer Member States the possibility to spend money on urgent healthcare and economic needs
- A new EU 2021-2027 budget proposal will be tabled by the EC in the coming weeks
In parallel, at country level, governments supplement the EU initiatives by accepting delays in payment of bank/social/tax obligations, supporting the cost of short term lay-offs, compensation schemes, local state aid schemes and injecting cash into companies.
On top of everything, procurement rules have been amended to allow contracting authorities to buy supplies and services within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary.
Schuman Associates, in partnership with Bird & Bird, invite you to a free 30-minute webinar on the most important EU funding developments and public procurement guidance triggered by COVID-19.
The information presented will be critical for those working in large corporations in the areas of governmental affairs, public sector business development, sales, public procurement and marketing, in the sectors of health, digital transformation, energy and mobility.
Overview of EU measures to fight COVID-19 and its economic consequences
The new funding and financing landscape in Brussels and in-country
Public procurement in the time of COVID-19 and beyond
Key recommendations to adapt your engagement with the public sector at EU and country level
Anca Andreea Calugaru
Anca-Andreea Calugaru is the Head of the EU Structural and Investments Funds Practice in Schuman Associates. Over the last 13 years, Anca has assisted public and private organisations with the implementation of their public funding strategies across various EU countries in areas such as digitalisation, healthcare, energy, labour market and education.