AoB comprises a group of independent advisors coordinated by José María Cruz, Spanish and Brussels resident entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the following fields: communication, international relations, European policies consultancy, cooperation and business innovation.
The team prides itself with a wide experience in consultancy specialised in European policies and funding. In this area, some of AoB clients are the Association of European Border Regions and the University of Extremadura. Furthermore, AoB informs and advises about European policies to the European Commission itself, universities and national and international networks. For this purpose, advisors participate in investigation and debate groups about these themes and receive specialised information in reference centres such as Bond.
In international networking and development cooperation AoB advises many European and Latin American regional governments, also counselling bodies such as the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and NGOs such as a Ayuda en Acción. In order to offer a quality service, AoB regularly attends forums on international relations and organises study and networking visits to countries such as Brazil, Ecuador Peru, Colombia, Israel, Russia and most parts of the EU.
In the field of business internationalisation and innovation, AoB advises numerous companies and consultancy groups of Spain and Brazil and supports the organisation of visit studies and technical and business missions of the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE), an organisation through which social and business innovation is supported.