Why do we exists?

Based in Brussels in the heart of the European neighbourhood since 2012, EURHONET Secretariat supports the network by ensuring the coherence and the implementation of its annual Work Programme with the aim to:

  • improve the professional performance, internal processes and working methods of its members by sharing experiences and conceiving, testing, disseminating, implementing and benchmarking models of best practice;
  • reinforce its influence and represent the interests of its affiliated members towards the institutions and organs of the European Union, as well as towards regional and national bodies, whilst fully respecting the principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of each member;
  • encourage and support the participation of its members in EU projects and keep them informed about relevant EU programmes and funding opportunities.

The Secretariat it is also responsible for maintaining good relations with all housing stakeholders, including EU institutions and Housing Europe, which is one of Eurhonet’s main partners.


Secretariat Staff:

Alessandro CesaleWho are you?
I am a professional with over 10 years experience in the field of housing and sustainability. Since I started my career in Brussels back in 2007, I worked for two large EU umbrella organisations where I had the opportunity to experience both projects and policies and understand how strongly these two dimensions are interlinked.

What are your duties? What is the best part of your job?
I am responsible for managing the Secretariat and implementing the network’s work programme while ensuring the smooth running of our statutory meetings and overlooking the activities of the different Topic Groups. What I like the most about my job is the variety of the tasks; it takes some flexibility, but it will never get you bored!

Can you describe Eurhonet in three words?
Friendly, inspiring, far-sighted.