Contact the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union office

Eva van de Rakt, Director
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 14
Email: Eva.vandeRakt [at]

Manfred Hornung, Deputy Director and Head of Unit - Global Support for Democracy
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 02
Email: Manfred.Hornung [at]

Joan Lanfranco, Communication and Outreach Coordinator
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 14
Email: Joan.Lanfranco [at]

Anna Trzcińska, Office and Event Manager
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 00
Email: Anna.Trzcinska [at]

Florian Christl, Personal Advisor to the Director
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 10
Email: Florian.Christl [at]

Dr. Cornelia Hoffmann, Deputy Head of Unit - Global Support for Democracy and Head of Programme - EU Projects and Democracy Support
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 01
Email: Cornelia.Hoffmann [at]

Martin Keim, Head of Programme - European Energy Transition
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 13
Email: Martin.Keim [at]

Anna Schwarz, Head of Programme - Global Transformation
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 19
Email: Anna.Schwarz [at]

Zora Siebert, Head of Programme - EU Policy
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 05
Email: Zora.Siebert [at]

Lisa Tostado, Head of Programme - Climate, Energy and Agricultural Policy
Tel. +32 (0)2 743 41 06
Email: Lisa.Tostado [at]

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union​
Rue du Luxembourg, 47-51
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: + 32 (0)2 743 41 14
Fax:     + 32 (0)2 743 41 09
E-mail: info [at]

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Visitors Programme

Given our location in the capital of the European Union, the Brussels office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is able to perform a unique liaison function between the foundation’s international offices, its headquarters in Berlin, its partners and the European and international institutions based in Brussels. This special function is particularly reflected in our role as the host of visitor groups, ranging from brief expert visits to extended, intensive programmes for NGO representatives such as capacity buildings. The involvement of young political and environmental activists from the newer EU member states and candidate countries is a particularly important part of this work. The main aim of our visitors’ programme is to provide a platform for dialogue between our partners and decision-makers in Brussels, offering them the possibility to participate in political processes at an early stage. Partners from candidate countries also have the opportunity to network with European NGOs and to share the experiences of those in the newer member states, giving a valuable perspective to their work.

Update: due to Covid-19 prevention measures, all visits from persons external to our office are suspended until new notice.