Pieter FaberHead of EU Office Cities Northern Netherlands (NG4)


Pieter Faber is Head of the EU office Cities Northern Netherlands. The EU Office is an in-house office representing the cities Groningen Leeuwarden Assen and Emmen in the EU. The aim of the office is to represent the interests of the cities and to develop innovative projects with international partners in the EU. The goal is to find partners from other regions and cities, connect them to our projects and perceive new developments and projects which can contribute to local economic challenges. This way the idea is to improve the competitiveness, and the development of businesses in the Northern Netherlands.


Pieter graduated from Utrecht University and holds an MSc in Social Geography and Planning (2003). Between 2003 and 2004 he was studying at Leiden University in public administration. During his career, Pieter has been active in various local governments and the business world. Before his job in Brussels, he was head of economic affairs in the municipality of Assen. Pieter Faber is member of the management board of the European network ERRIN and chair of the Smart Cities and Communities and the Energy working groups. Additionally, he’s leading the Small and Medium-sized Cities Platform within the POLIS network. Pieter is also the chair of the City Representatives within the PED Stakeholder group and the Steering Committee of the SET-Plan PED programme.


T. +31 (0)6 22 93 66 58
E. faber@nl-prov.eu