Thomas de Béthune is team leader for urban policy at the European Commission (Directorate General for Urban and Regional Policy). His daily professional life focusses on sustainable urban development and territorial cohesion with the European Funds. He works to improve the quality of life in European cities and to amplify the voice of cities at the EU level.
He is an urban planner who has experience in policymaking, implementation, investment, and financial instruments. He worked for city mayors, regions, member States and outside the European Union.