Who We Are
Business and Strategies in Europe S.A. (B&S Europe) is a private Belgian consulting firm providing multi-sectorial expertise and services in developing, transition and partner countries all over the world.
Established in Brussels, Belgium, in 1991, the company provides technical assistance and framework contract services to companies, public organisations and institutions, particularly within the scope of programmes and projects financed by international or bilateral bodies. For more than 30 years now, we have been including accountability, sustainability and social responsibility in all our projects worldwide, in line with the global sustainability agenda (SDGs).
Our current permanent offices are based in Belgium, Romania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Lebanon and Libya, gathering up to 76 staff members in total. In 2021, our offices implemented around 60 projects (more than 0.5M EUR) in 35 countries, reaching 40M EUR turnover, positioning us as one of the strongest members of the GOPA Consulting Group (GCG), Europe’s leading group of consulting firms in development cooperation.
In B&S Europe, we are committed and passionate about our work. Every person in our company is willing to make a difference in each action carried out. We have achieved a high degree of specialisation in six sectors – Governance; Justice and Rule of law; Security and Home affairs; Industrialisation and Private investment; SDG Advisory services; and Outreach, Communication and Events -, which is reflected in the high technical expertise of our culturally diverse staff and experts. Our in-house teams are a group of highly driven professionals dedicated to achieving the greatest impact through our projects across geographies. The Operations team are supported by a series of support services that ensure that each person is fully dedicated to performing its job, applying and developing its expertise.
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. Through regular field experience and close remote 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 a comprehensive understanding of local culture, as well as of the political context, and constantly engages in knowledge-transfer practices. We share this understanding 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 achieving our mission, we rely on our common values – honesty, empathy, professionalism and dynamism –, and as a member of the GOPA CONSULTING GROUP since 2013, we share the Group’s vision to remain a performant partner for a better tomorrow for our beneficiaries and the population of the countries where we work.