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WLGA Europe Office

Office address:

Welsh Local Government Association European Office, Wales House / Ty Cymru, Rond Point Schuman 11, 6th Floor, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Open here for map l Open here for directions

Fax: +32 (0)2 506 83 60 Email: brussels.office@wlga-brussels.org.uk (General)

The WLGA's European Office in Brussels has two officers, who together cover over ten main areas of work:

Filippo Compagni (European Affairs Manager):

Tel: +32(0)2 506 44 84 or Tel: 020 3328 0962 (UK Local Rate)

Areas of work:

  • Management of the WLGA's Brussels Office
  • Cohesion and Regional Policy
  • Agriculture and maritime affairs
  • State aid and internal market
  • EU funding (particularly Structural Funds, rural development and transnational cooperation)

Lucy Sweet (European Policy and Communications Officer)

Tel: +32(0)2 506 44 88 or Tel: 020 3328 0963 (UK Local Rate)

Areas of work:

  • Environment, waste and energy
  • Transport
  • Public procurement
  • Employment, equalities and social affairs
  • Education and culture
  • ICT, research and innovation
  • Communications (including the WLGA's Europe webpages, Twitter, the Contact Europe newsletter and events, as well as delegation visits to Brussels)

The WLGA's Europe Team in Brussels has three main Brussels-based networks, made up of similar organisations, which it uses to discuss shared interests and issues and for joint lobbying:

  • CEMR (Council of European Municipalities and Regions)  
  • ELAN (European Local Authority Network)
  • UKBO (UK Brussels Offices)

The work of the WLGA's Europe Team in Brussels is supported by the WLGA's European Advisers, expert practitioners in implementing EU funding programmes and policy on the ground:

  • Peter Mortimer (Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council)
  • Sasha Davies (Conwy County Borough Council)

The WLGA's Europe Team in Brussels supports the following Elected Members, who represent Wales in EU institutions:

Committee of the Regions (CoR):

  • Cllr Bob Bright (Newport City Council and WLGA European Affairs Spokesperson)
  • Cllr Chris Holley (Swansea City and County Council)

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe:

  • Cllr Ronnie Hughes (Conwy County Borough Council and WLGA Deputy European Affairs Spokesperson)

For more information contact: Lucy Sweet

 

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