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 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 26 2019

EUTOPIA European university alliance awarded €5m by Erasmus+

- EUTOPIA alliance of six European universities is successful in bid for €5m Erasmus+ grant to build a European University of the future.

  • By Sophia Karner
  • Jun 19 2019


What do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for universities, and how can universities be key partners in delivering the SDGs?

  • By Sophia Karner
  • May 30 2019

Bridges to European Economic Development: Universities, Partnership and Social Value

In the 21st Century, the task facing local, national and supra-national governments seeking to achieve socially acceptable economic development is becoming more complex.

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
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.