Business Friendly Certification South East Europe (BFC SEE) is a unique program for evaluating and improving the climate for doing business and investing on the local level. BFC SEE provides municipalities with a clear roadmap for creating a favorable business environment and introducing internationally recognized standards of efficient and transparent local administration.
For businesses and investors looking to move or expand their operations in South East Europe, BFC SEE ensures a stable and predictable business environment, and helps in identifying the local governments that provide the best investment climate and development potential.
With the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Open Regional Fund for Modernization of Municipal Services, the BFC SEE Program was launched by a network of partner institutions from the region with the goal of establishing common standards and a seal of quality for the business environment in municipalities and cities of South East Europe. The Regional Network brings together the following institutions:
BFC SEE has been implemented since 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and since 2016 in Montenegro. The BFC SEE platform welcomes new countries and partners who are open to participate in exchanging best practices towards regulatory standardization, improved business environment and the region’s economic integration