Representing Greater Birmingham & West Midlands partners in Brussels

We work with businesses, universities, local government and other organisations from Greater Birmingham and the wider West Midlands Region.

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About Us

The Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office is strategically located in Nordic House in close proximity to the European Parliament and other key institutions.

In Nordic House, we share a premises with dozens of other European regional offices, a range of European networks and other stakeholder organisations. 

We are now also physically closer to one of our key European networks, EUROCITIES. 

Currently, the Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office acts as a base for Birmingham City Council in Brussels, while also representing businesses and universities, such as Aston University and Birmingham City University at European level. 

The comprises a small team of experienced professionals, who keenly follow the European policy agenda and are invested in raising the profile of partners in Brussels, while also sending a "Birmingham is open for business" message. 

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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
  • Mar 10 2021

GBWMBO looking for new Head of Office!

The Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office (GBWMBO) is recruiting a Head of Office to support the Brussels-based activities and European engagement of the City and its partners.

  • 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
  • Feb 14 2020

Conference and Photo Exhibition on ‘REFUGEE JOURNEYS ACROSS EUROPE’

Due to the circumstances concerning Cov-19 we are very sorry to inform you that the Conference and Photo Exhibition on ‘REFUGEE JOURNEYS ACROSS EUROPE’ is cancelled.

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 Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office is proud to be working with a team of highly-motivated experts, who strive to provide the best support to partner organisations.

Jan Urlings

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

Jan Urlings
Sophia Karner

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

Sophia Karner
EU Policy and Funding Adviser
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.