ICLEI Brussels Office
ICLEI is represented in the capital of the European Union by the ICLEI Brussels Office. By having a presence in Brussels, ICLEI is amidst the most politically powerful institutions in Europe and representations of regional and local governments and thus in an ideal position to network and represent Members where it matters.
The Brussels Office is headed up by Peter Defranceschi. Peter holds degrees in Law, and Human Rights and Democracy in the Mediterranean. He is fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Peter is joined by Coordinator Giorgia Rambelli, Communications Officer Sean Carroll and Assistant Emily Phillips.
For information on contacting the ICLEI Brussels Office, click here.
Breakfast at Sustainability's
The Brussels Office is host to Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions, Breakfast at Sustainability’s (B@S). The small, informal meetings are moderated by representatives of regional and local governments. Topics covered are related to sustainable community developments that are essential to public authorities.
B@S 27 - Boosting local progress in city resilience development – SMR Stakeholder Workshop
7 March 2018 - Basque Country EU-Office, Rue des Deux Eglises, 27 1000 Brussels
The Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) project will hold a Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels (Belgium) on 7 March 2018, 09.30-14.00, as part of the activities of the Tier 3 programme. The event will be held as part of ICLEI's Breakfast at Sustainability's series.
Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) is Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions. The small, informal meetings are moderated by representatives of regional and local governments. Topics covered are related to sustainable community developments that are essential to public authorities.
In attendance will be the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the SMR project, SMR project research partners and European and international policymakers and influential voices in the sector of city resilience. The SMR Tier 1 cities are: Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain), Glasgow (United Kingdom) and Kristiansand (Norway); Tier 2 are Bristol (United Kingdom), Riga (Latvia), Rome (Italy) and Vejle (Denmark) and Tier 3 are Amman (Jordan), Athens (Greece), Greater Manchester (United Kingdom), Malaga (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Münster (Germany), Rekjavik (Iceland), Stirling (United Kingdom) and Thessaloniki (Greece).
This event will be open to further cities, to form the final circle of Tier 4 cities.
At the event, cities will receive training in the SMR city resilience decision support tools.
For information on the event, please contact email@example.com. To register, click here.
Past Breakfast at Sustainability's
- B@S 26 - Innovative urban waste reduction strategies - The UrbanWINS approach
- B@S 25 - Lowering energy use in family homes - the FIESTA approach
- B@S 21 - Potential of the circular economy
- B@S 20 - European Cities and Citizens delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals
- B@S 19 - Sustainable urban mobility planning in small and medium-sized communities
- B@S 18 - David or Goliath: Engaging cities and citizens towards Paris climate change negotiations
- B@S 17 - Sharing – the new concept for sustainable mobility
- B@S 16 - Community energy - accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe
- B@S 15 - How do Warsaw’s climate talks impact on local and regional climate and energy action planning and finance?
- B@S 14 - Performing better through integrated sustainability management – the RFSC tool
- B@S 13 - Opportunities and challenges of sustainable timber purchasing
- B@S 12 - Sustainable construction – procuring innovative solutions in public sector construction projects
- B@S 11 - Will RIO+20 waves have enough power to revitalise local processes in Europe?
- B@S 10 - Capitals of Biodiversity – European municipalities lead the way in local biodiversity protection
- B@S 9 - Smart procurement - reducing costs and saving energy
- B@S 8 - How to organise sustainable meetings and events in Brussels
- B@S 7 - Urban sustainable food supply: a win-win strategy
- B@S 6 - Culture and sustainable energy - today and tomorrow
- B@S 5 - Innovative climate change adaptation: building with nature
- B@S 4 - Using water more efficiently – burning issues, current approaches, new alliances at local level
- B@S 3 - What role for biofuels in sustainable urban mobility?
- B@S 2 - Financing climate champions – engaging your community in local climate action
- B@S 1 - The Big Bucks - Cost-effective sustainable public procurement