ICLEI European Secretariat

ICLEI European Secretariat



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 26 - Innovative urban waste reduction strategies – the UrbanWINS approach

21 November 2017, Brussels

The Welsh Government EU Office and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability held the 26th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of innovative urban waste reduction strategies – the UrbanWINS approach.

The UrbanWINS project analyses how cities consume resources and products, how they digest them, and how they eliminate the waste produced. By understanding their urban metabolism, cities can better decide how to improve their plans to reduce, reuse and recycle waste - moving from a linear make, use, dispose economy to a circular one.

This event drew on the expertise and experiences of the UrbanWINS project consortium and leading figures in the fields of waste and the circular economy.

The programme is available to view here.

The presentations are available to view here.