regional, rural & urban development
eu-cohesion & regional policy,
european territorial cooperation
eu-integration & external assistance: enlargement,
neighborhood policy, eastern partnership
The strategieKONTOR is a private, independent planning and consulting company based in Berlin (Kleinmachnow), Germany.
German version: strategiekontor.de
It offers services in the fields of spatial, regional, rural & urban development.
The strategieKONTOR is engaged in project development & management as well as evaluation, particularly in the field of international (development) cooperation including European Territorial Cooperation (cross-border and trans-national) (INTERREG, IPA, ENPI/ ENI CBC).
The specific knowledge of spatial planners, town planners and regional & rural development experts can be combined with experiences in the area of international programme and project management. Special attention is paid to the planning/ programming and implementation of projects in co-operation with development and transition countries, in particular in the States of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as South-East Europe in the context of EU-integration and enlargement.
Stefan Elsing is qualified to integrate Capacity WORKS, the GIZ’s management model for sustainable development, into the professional consultancy services, in particular capacity development in developing and transition countries.
The strategieKONTOR disposes of professional knowledge in the field of EU- Cohesion Policy and territorial cooperation, covering Regional and Structural Policy formulation, programming and implementation, and particularly broad operational experiences with the implementation of economic and social cohesion (ESC)- as well as territorial cohesion projects: Structural Funds (SF), Community Initiatives and Programmes in EU-Member States, pre-accession assistance (Phare and IPA) in EU-accession countries, and the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) in countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership.
In the frame of several technical assistance and twinning projects on institutional capacity building related to SF-preparation, (EU-) Cohesion Policy as well as regional development staff of the strategieKONTOR is supporting administrations in EU- (potential) candidate countries in their preparations for the EU-Structural and Regional Policy as well as for their participation in Community Programmes and Initiatives. The activities in those projects comprise - among others - drafting SF-programming documents, identifying eligible project ideas, developing projects and drafting project applications for EU-funding.