Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development. Today, ICLEI has more than 1,000 local government members, with around 160 in Europe. ICLEI’s European Secretariat has a wide range of expertise and extensive experience in European project coordination and partnering. It provides technical consulting, training, thematic events and information services to build capacity, share knowledge and support local and regional governments in implementing sustainable development. The organisation’s basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, regional, national and global sustainability objectives.
Ania Rok is a sociologist and Coordinator for Governance & Social Innovation at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a global network of cities dedicated to sustainable development. In her work Ania focuses on crossing sectoral and geographical divides, bringing together local government representatives, researchers, activists, artists, as well as national and European policy makers, to accelerate socio-ecological transitions. A public sector enthusiast, experienced facilitator and event designer, in love with trains.
Jasmin Miah is an Officer for Governance & Social Innovation at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a global network of cities dedicated to sustainable development. Jasmin has degrees in American Studies and Environmental Policy and Planning and has a background in sustainable urbanization, event management, and political activism. She is a passionate advocate of green forms of mobility, organic, regional food, and plastic free lifestyles.
Iryna Novak is a Communication Officer at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. She has degrees in Communication and Environmental Governance. Being actively involved in two European projects in the field of cultural heritage, Iryna is well positioned to coordinate the communication and dissemination tasks of OpenHeritage. Before joining ICLEI, she gained professional experience in communication with the United Nations Development Programme as well as worked for UN Environment and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. A sustainable development practitioner, she firmly believes in the power of cooperation.