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 Project Assistant Claudia Fantini.

For further information on how to contact 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 21 - The potential of the circular economy at regional and local level

9 November 2016

The Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability will hold the 21st Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of the potential of the circular economy at regional and local level.

This event will interactively explore how regional and local actors can take an active role to achieve the vision of a circular economy model, as outlined in the recently adopted Circular Economy Package and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy. 

Further details are available in the programme, which can be downloaded here.

To register (free of charge), contact Claudia Fantini at brussels-office@iclei.org by 4 November 2016.