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. 

 

  • Under the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance on CBRN Risks Mitigation in Lebanon”, B&S Europe together with SAFE (Security and Freedom for Europe) benefited from an innovative public private partnership which allowed direct engagement in the consortium of Italian Defence General Staff and French Ministry of Foreign affairs (respectively leading military and civilian-related activities). 

  • Over the past few months, the team of EUPOP II Canada has been busy organising the Schuman Challenge, a competition raising awareness of the European project, EU policies, principles and values amongst youth, students, and academic audiences in Canada.

  • Following the award of the project earlier this year, last week we had the pleasure to travel to Georgia, for the kick-off of the project “Support to External Security Sector Oversight”. The event was held on 20 October 2021 in a hybrid modality, and was hosted by the EU Delegation in Georgia. The meeting gathered representatives of beneficiaries, i.e.

  • 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.