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Pieter Faber is head of the EU Office of the cities Northern Netherlands, founded in May 2015. 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.

Pieter Faber
Head of EU Office

Anna Krämer is EU Project Advisor. She works since November 2019 for the Cities Northern Netherlands EU Office in Brussels. Previously, in 2018, Anna performed a traineeship at the political department of the Dutch embassy in Berlin. For many years, she has been active in the organisation of the Let’s Gro festival, an inspiration festival that is organised annually in the city of Groningen. In this context, Anna has organised various events on German-Dutch relations. In 2014 she also participated in a prestigious summer school (the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School) in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where she carried out a group project on smart cities in China for the Dutch research institute TNO and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. During her studies, Anna worked at the Information Center ‘Groningen Vernieuwt’, where she provided information about urban development in the City of Groningen. Anna graduated cum laude in 2019 from the joint master Euroculture at the University of Groningen and the Georg-August Universität Göttingen. She also obtains a Bachelor International Relations and International Organisation and a Bachelor Philosophy and completed the Honours College Bachelor programme of the University of Groningen.

Anna Krämer
EU Project Advisor  
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