We’re making sure our interests are heard and taken into account by EU policymakers when new EU legislation and policies are developed.
Through our representative office in Brussels, we ensure that London’s experts are involved in advising EU policy developments in areas such as regional policy, climate change, environment, transport, policing and social inclusion.
London's European Office - giving London a voice in Europe
Much of what we do in London is influenced by policies and legislation decided at EU level. In addition, EU financial instruments are important sources of funding that help to implement new ideas in London and develop partnerships with other major European cities.
London's European Office provides London with a clear voice in the EU, to ensure that our interests are taken into account by EU policy-makers when new initiatives are developed, and we facilitate access to funding for London to maximise our gain from the EU.
This involves advising the GLA Group on EU issues, promoting good practice from London to the EU and ensuring that London’s experts are involved in advising EU decision makers in areas such as regional development, climate change, environment, transport, security and social inclusion.
London is an active member of EUROCITIES - the network of major EU cities. It provides London with a platform to share knowledge and ideas and to exchange experiences with more than 130 large cities in over 30 European countries.
View the Eurocities website (external website)
European Covenant of Mayors
London is signed up to the European Covenant of Mayors - a network of pioneer cities committed to go beyond the EU objectives of 20% carbon reduction by 2020 through enhanced energy efficiency and cleaner energy production and use.
View the Eu Mayors website (external website)
Air Quality Initiative of Regions (AIR)
London is member of AIR, a platform for exchange of good practices in air quality management and dialogue with the European institutions. AIR was founded in 2011 and represents 12 regions from seven European Union (EU) Member States. These are: Baden-Württemberg, Catalunya, Emilia-Romagna, Greater London, Hessen, Lombardia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Piemonte, Randstad, Steiermark, Veneto and Vlaanderen. Together these regions represent 22% of EU GDP and 18% of the EU’s population (87.6 million inhabitants).
View the Air Quality Initiative of Regions (AIR) website (external website)
Contact London's European Office
Address: Leopold Plaza
Rue dû Trone 108
Tel: 0032 (0)2 650 08 00
Fax: 0032 (0)2 650 08 24
Our European breifings are available to download below:
|AIR Regions paper on Air Quality June 2012 PDF||50.43 KB|
|Response to 5th Cohesion Report PDF||460.55 KB|
|Response to 8th Framework Programme PDF||135.41 KB|
|Mayor's position on Future Smart Cities March 2010 PDF||204.34 KB|
|GLA response to Future EU 2020 Strategy PDF||88.35 KB|