Brighton & Hove European and International Network (BEN)

The Brighton & Hove International Network (BEN) was started in November 2008. The network aims to assist local organisations in promoting and increasing international activity within Brighton & Hove.

The forum is chaired by the International Manager and has members from higher and further education, the voluntary sector and representatives from the City Council, Sussex Police and East Sussex County Council.

The network also aims to improve communication between local organisations on international issues.

The main issues of shared interest are:

  • managing European & international activities
  • funding opportunities
  • policy developments
  • best practice examples
  • innovation
  • partnership building

The meetings take place on a quarterly basis at Brighton & Hove City Council, or at an alternative venue within the city. The format of the meeting includes sharing information, discussion and feedback, and presentations by external speakers.

Please email the international team at for further information.