The strategieKONTOR is a private, independent planning and consulting company based in Kleinmachnow (close to Berlin), Germany.

It offers a broad variety of services - planning, consulting, evaluation - in the fields of spatial, regional, rural & urban development in the context of international development and cooperation.


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.

Thus, 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 strategieKONTOR  was founded in 1999 by Mr Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Elsing.

On the basis of his professional qualifications as a freelance planner and specialist journalist as well as his work experience in international cooperation, Mr Elsing can offer services in particular in the following areas:

  • Evaluation as well as appraisal, planning and programming of development cooperation projects;

  • Provision of support to the implementation of planning and development projects as well as international cooperation programmes / projects  - especially in the area of spatial planning and development, governance, capacity development;

  • Preparation of analyses, studies, expert opinions ... and their preparation for publication.




M.Sc. Spatial Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) -
Diplom-Ingenieur für Raumplanung”,

University of Dortmund, Federal Republic of Germany, Faculty of Spatial Planning


Journalist (FJS) -

Free Journalists School Berlin (Freie Journalistenschule)

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Association for Town, Regional and National Planning of Germany (Vereinigung für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung - SRL e.V.)


German Journalists' Association (Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband - DFJV AG)


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.