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 Serena Scotton.
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 23 - How to develop and achieve a lively and car-free city centre
4 May 2017
The City of Oslo (Norway) and ICLEI held the 23rd Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Thursday 4 May 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of creating attractive car-free city centres.
Truly sustainable cities continuously strive to maximise the quality of life of their citizens. However, many European cities face serious air pollution and congestion, as well as issues related to keeping pedestrians and cyclists safe from car traffic. How can we free city centres from cars and still ensure lively and thriving city centres?
This event drew on experiences from Barcelona (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium) and Birmingham (UK) and explored the dos and don'ts of how to develop attractive, car-free city centres.
For further details, download the invitation/programme.
For more information, please contact Claudia Fantini at email@example.com.
Budapest's Mobility Strategy with citizens [2070.5 kb]
More life and no cars in the city center of Oslo [1607.4 kb]
Past Breakfast at Sustainability's
- 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