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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 Assistants Intza Balenciaga and 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.

Highlight event

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 clara.grimes@iclei.org. To register, click here.

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