Marcelline Bonneau

Edited on 08/06/2023

Marcelline Bonneau

  • Belgium

  • French, English, Polish
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities 
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Food
    > Circular Economy
    > Climate Adaptation
    > Energy Transition
  3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation


Marcelline Bonneau, via Resilia Solutions, is working on projects for societal transition of city administration.

Via my role as a URBACT Programme, Lead Expert (REFILL, BIOCANTEENS) and Ad Hoc expert (MAPS), together with my position as an expert to the UIA Antwerp Circular South project and to the UIA TAST’in FIVES project, New European Bauhaus expert and AMI expert (as the REGIO Communities of Practitioners' Manager), and within a variety of other local and transitional projects, I support integrated governance processes via peer-to-peer learning amongst EU cities.

After having worked in consultancies evaluating European public policies and programmes, doing impact assessments and bringing technical assistance, I now contribute to reinforcing the link between local and European levels via learning and exchange.  I propose services from facilitating co-creation processes (methodology designs, facilitation of activities, experimentations, …) and stimulating participation (via community management, visualization, …). In addition I do research and analysis and contributes to various project via ad hoc oral and written contributions.

Sustainable food (especially responsible for the URBACT Food Knowledge Hub), sustainable consumption, foodwaste, circular economy, climate change, energy transition, (innovative) public procurement, grassroots initiatives, temporary use of vacant spaces, social innovation, Just Transitions, are some of the topics I cover. Leadership, governance, urban planning, integrated approaches, empowerment are some of the transversal approaches I investigate.

By combining theory and practice, I have for 15 years been working with public authorities and local initiatives. I am focusing especially on the interactions between stakeholders via co-creation towards a more resilient society. This way, I have supported the development of local action plans and strategies, communication and stakeholder engagement and mobilisation strategies, set-up of local councils, identification of EU funds opportunities and capacity-building for EU funds applications, ...

With a background in public policy and management of the environment, I seek to link theory and practices, grassroots activities and strategic ones, the local and EU levels (incl. Urban Agenda Partnerships).

All my details (projects, publications, articles, media, conferences, blog articles, CV, ... ) can be found on Resilia Solutions' website:

Details of validated thematic expertise

(NB: more fields of expertise can be found on my CV)

Circular Economy


Publications, articles and presentations:

Climate Adaptation

Projects :

  • 2019-2022, URBACT Programme Expert responsible for Climate adaptation
  • 2023, City of Schaerbeek (Belgium), on the "Support for the design of a strategy for mobilizing stakeholders in the Schaerbeek territory as part of the Climate Plan",
  • 2022-2023, Bruxelles Environnement, Supporting municipalities and CPAS in the implementation of Good Food projects in connection with the call for climate action projects

Publications, articles and presentations:

Energy Transition


  • 2019-2022, URBACT Programme Expert responsible for Energy transition

Publications, articles and presentations:



  • 2019-2022, URBACT Programme Expert responsible for Food
  • 2023, City of Ixelles, FoodWasteWatchers@Ixelles
  • 2023, Bruxelles environment, Assistance in the coordination, animation and communication of the Good Food 2 Strategy
  • 2023, Administration Communale de Schaerbeek, Animation, facilitation and organization of the participatory process for the creation of the sustainable food advisory council of the city of Schaerbeek and co-creation of a local strategy
  • 2022-2023, Bruxelles Environnement, Supporting municipalities and CPAS in the implementation of Good Food projects in connection with the call for climate action projects
  • 2019, URBACT, Thematic Programme Expert, Food Expert
  • 2019-2022, UIA Expert for TAST’in FIVES
  • 2018, URBACT, BioCanteens network
  • 2018-2019, Brussels environment, FoodWasteWatchers
  • 2018-2019, Brussels environment, Food surplus collection for dummies
  • 2016, Coordination of the RABAD living lab within the frame of ULB-led “Choud’Bruxelles”
  • 2016, Brussels environnement, Cogardenning/Cojardinage
  • 2015,Etterbeek City council, “Sustainable table” toolkit
  • 2015, Bruxelles environment, Support to the co-construction of a Strategy on Sustainable Food and Urban Agriculture in the Brussels capital region

Publications, articles and presentations: