Organisation & team

BBO was established in 1991 as a lobby foundation for organisations active in development cooperation. In 2007 the current directors Hilke Jansen en Antoon Blokland took over the foundation and formed the advising agency. Our offices are located strategically in the heart of the political decision making in The Netherlands and the European Union: right across the Dutch Parliament in The Hague and next to the European Commission in Brussels.
  • Antoon and Hilke
  • lobby workshop abuja
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Networkers by nature

We work with a flexible non-core workforce and involve professional freelance advisors who are the inter-mediaries between government, political bodies, civil society organisations (CSO's) and companies. We maintain a broad global network that encompasses policy makers at various Ministries and politicians in the Parlia-ments of The Netherlands and throughout the European Union and international institutions. We are net-workers by nature and maintain close contact with our clients, political influencers and change agents in all parts of society. We have demonstrable experience and knowledge of policy development, political decision making and can translate these developments into opportunities for you.
Antoon and Hilke subscribe the code of conduct of the BVPA, the Dutch Association for Public Affairs: