Representing West Midlands partners in Brussels

We work with businesses, universities, local government and other organisations from the region.

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About Us

Strategically located in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels, the West Midlands Europe Hub office acts a platform for businesses, universities, local government and other organisations from the region.

Currently, the West Midlands Europe Hub office represents select partners ranging from local authorities (Birmingham City Council) and businesses to world-renowned universities, such as Aston University, Birmingham City University, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Warwick.

The West Midlands Europe Hub office comprises a small team of experienced professionals, who keenly follow the European research agenda and are invested in raising the profile of partners in Brussels, while also supporting the strategic communication and organisation of high-profile events in Brussels.

The office features two newly refurbished meeting rooms, a beautifully designed co-working area as well as an executive suite for high-level meetings. 

Brussels office

Latest News & Events

Stay up-to-date on our office's activities in Brussels and find out everything there is to know about our upcoming events.

  • By Sophia Karner
  • Jun 16 2020

The First BCU International STEAM Conference 2020

About this Event Join us on Monday 13th July for The First BCU International STEAM Conference, our free online event exploring what happens when Science, Technology, Engineering, 

  • By Sophia Karner
  • Apr 07 2020

University of Birmingham announces the launch of the European University of Well-Being website

The University of Birmingham announces the launch of the European University of Well-Being  website. 

Our Services

Our Services

We approach every partner individually to ensure a bespoke and high quality service. Our service offers are tailored to the specific needs of each of our partners, ensuring that their interests are our top priority. Our main activities include:

Brussels Representation

We ensure that Brussels-based stakeholders hear our partners’ point of view and are aware of their accomplishments.

Communication & Dissemination

We offer tailored dissemination and communication partnership packages that specifically target the promotion of European projects.

Early intelligence

We provide our partners with specific information on policies, funding programmes, projects and other activities sourced in advance from our extensive network in Brussels. 

Conference Rooms

We have everything you need for a successful event: newly refurbished conference rooms, professional staff, state-of-the-art equipment, delicious catering and a comfortable coffee area.

Co-working Space

The office offers a number of co-working options - ranging from one-day passes to flexible monthly packages. 

Funding Programmes and Investment Opportunities

We provide our partners with the most up-to-date information regarding funding and investment opportunities.



Our Team

Our Dedicated Team

The West Midlands Europe Hub is proud to be working with a team of highly-motivated experts, who strieve to provide the best support to West Midlands partner organisation.

Jan Urlings

Get in touch with Jan at jan.urlings[at]

Jan Urlings
Despoina Tsikoudi

Get in touch with Despoina at despoina.tsikoudi[at] 

Despoina Tsikoudi
EU Policy and Funding Adviser
Sophia Karner

Get in touch with Sophia at sophia.karner[at]

Sophia Karner
EU Policy and Funding Adviser

Get in touch with Alice at alice.greenaway-mintoft[at]

Alice Greenaway-Mintoft
Policy and Business Assistant

Get in touch with Thomas at thomas.maddock[at]

Thomas Maddock
Policy and Business Assistant
Our Partners
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Are you interested in collaborating with us?

If you would like to receive more information on our services or a tailor-made offer for your organisation, please get in touch.