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)


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.