Annual political dialogue – an initiative for mining regions in transition
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Annual political dialogue – an initiative for mining regions in transition

The fifth annual policy dialogue of the Coal Regions in Transition Initiative will take place on 11-12 July in Velenje, Slovenia. The event is jointly organised by the European Commission, the Slovenian Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development and the Municipality of Velenje. It invites stakeholders from all coal, peat, lignite and shale regions in the EU – the “coal+” regions – to come together, take stock of progress made since the start of the Initiative in 2018 and discuss the common challenges they face in today’s rapidly evolving energy landscape. The event will feature a number of high-level speakers, including:

  • Maroš Šefčovic, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight
  • Alexander Jevsek, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development of Slovenia
  • Piotr Dermol, Mayor of Velenje

The opening session will celebrate 5 years of EU coal regions in transition and will include a discussion on the industrial and green transformation observed in EU coal regions. This will be followed by an exhibition on brownfields, industrial infrastructure and coal mines transformed into business districts, energy sites and cultural sites. A dedicated session will focus on combating energy poverty in coal regions and enabling citizens to make the energy transition, and the afternoon will continue with site visits.

Day 2 includes sessions on the transformation of heating systems in coal+ regions and the social and inclusive transformation of coal+ regions. More information in the detailed program.

We are waiting for you in Velenje!

Registration

The deadline for applications is approaching personally The presence is June 24, 2024
The deadline for applications is approaching on-line The presence is July 10, 2024

If you have any questions about the event, you can contact us: secretariatOncoal regions (dot) eu (secretariat(at)coalregions(dot)eu)

To social media: #CoalregionsEU

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