Officer Governance & Social Innovation - Focus: Culture and Sustainability

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22 Dec 2017

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable, low-carbon, ecomobile, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population. ICLEI has 15 offices servicing its members while developing innovative projects and events and is an international not-for-profit association and network perceived as the international representative of cities for sustainability. The European Secretariat is based in Freiburg, Germany.

The ICLEI European Secretariat seeks to fill the position of an Officer applying her/his knowledge on sustainable urban development at the service of the Governance & Social Innovation team. The Governance & Social Innovation team develops, coordinates and implements projects and services focused on societal, cultural and governance aspects of sustainable development in European cities. Its team members support local governments in developing innovative, integrated and participatory management and planning systems.

Culture is central to what makes cities attractive, creative and sustainable. It can play a fundamental role in enhancing cities’ identities and providing a platform for social and economic development. The position will have a focus on projects and other activities that connect urban culture and cultural heritage with sound environmental solutions, civic engagement and innovative governance.

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