Jonathan De Vriendt

Membership & Communications Manager

Jonathan joined POLIS in January 2024.

Jonathan makes sure all POLIS’ existing members stay happy, heard, and well-informed. He also helps new members find their way in the expanding POLIS Network, with its unique resources, networking opportunities, and support for European projects.

As POLIS’ Membership and Communications Manager, Jonathan oversees and supports all membership actions in collaboration with the Communications and Membership Lead, Alessia Giorgiutti. Additionally, he is responsible for promoting Working Group events and disseminating the output of these activities to POLIS members.

Before joining POLIS, Jonathan was an Urban Policy Expert for Climate, Sustainability, and Energy, in the local administration of Wetteren. His firsthand experience allows him to easily identify the specific needs of cities and regions and the challenges they face in implementing ambitious urban policies.

Jonathan holds a BA in Journalism from Artevelde University of Applied Sciences.

You can contact him in English and Dutch.