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Board Members

Dorthe Nielsen

Member of IEEP AISBL Board

As Executive Director at Eurocities, the network of 200+ European cities, Dorthe Nielsen leads on strategy development and implementation. She has successfully promoted the case for a greater recognition of and role for cities at EU level in the green, digital, and just transformation over the past 15 years. 


She is part of the European Commission’s Fit for Future Platform, working to modernise EU legislation. Before joining Eurocities in 2011, she worked for the Greater London Authority (EU office) and in Secretariat General of the European Commission. 


She holds two master’s degrees from the College of Europe (BE) in European Politics and from the University of Roskilde in Public Administration as well as a certification in strategic foresight and management.