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 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.

Highlight event

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 brussels-office@iclei.org.


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