Business and Strategies in Europe S.A. (B&S Europe) is a private Belgian consulting firm focusing on governance, justice, security, communication and outreach projects in developing, transition and partner countries. B&S Europe was established in 1991. In 2013, B&S Europe became member of GOPA Consulting Group, Germany's leading group of consulting firms in development cooperation. 

We provide technical assistance services to companies, public organisations and institutions, particularly within the scope of programmes and projects financed by international or bilateral bodies. Our offices are based in Belgium, Romania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Lebanon and Libya, but our portfolio of projects and services is global. We have achived a high degree of specialisation, which is reflected in the high technical expertise of our staff (a culturally diverse in-house team) and experts. 

Development through Understanding is our general philosophy that underpins our work around the globe. At B&S Europe, we firmly believe that, only by respecting and understanding local cultures and ways of life, we can create sustainable solutions to the multi-faceted challenges faced by developing and partner countries. Through regular field experience and remote close coordination with our teams on the ground, we stay connected to the local realities, monitoring the progress and impact of our projects. 

Rather than dictating solutions from the outside, B&S advocates and provides consultancy services that incorporate a comprehensive understanding of local culture, as well as of the political context, and engage in knowledge-transfer practices. We share this philosophy with our clients and our ever-growing network of experts and partners. This allows us to design adaptive and impactful programmes able to meet the needs of all clients. 

 

  • In the framework of our project EU NEIGHBOURS east, the EU’s Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood, implemented by B&S Europe under contract with the European Commission (DG NEAR), a delegation of 19 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) have attended the EYE2021 organised by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France this past 8th and 9th of October. The EYE 2021 event welcomed around 4500 participants and takes place once a year.

  • After nearly 25 months of implementation and despite the impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the TRANSTUN grant project has ended on a high and personal note through the successful organisation of and in-person and online final conference and workshops. 

  • Earlier this summer, on 14 July 2021, the second Steering Committee of our project “Support to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Turkish Cypriot Community (Civic Space)” took place online and reviewed the project’s progress. 

  • In the frame of the EU-funded project “EU Support to the Kosovo Competition Authority and the State Aid Commission", we organised on 1 and 2 June 2021 a two-day training workshop on the application of competition law and policy in the banking and financial services sector, for officials of the Kosovo Competition Authority (KCA), and those of the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK).

  • Is there a better way to connect the EU with youth than bringing them together to share information, ideas, and opinions? On 9 May, Europe Day, in the frame of our EU-funded project “EU with YOU”, implemented in North Macedonia, we  gathered 24 high-school students from North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with their peers (12 Young European Ambassadors) and with five ambassadors of the European Union in the region!