Coal regions in the Western Balkans, Ukraine and the EU are invited to join an exchange programme to accelerate just local energy transitions. The programme is an opportunity for regions to start direct, one-to-one dialogues, connect with different stakeholders, learn from each other, and transfer knowledge.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Bulgaria and Europe Direct Stara Zagora are pleased to invite you to a hybrid discussion on "The Just Transition Fund and the Bulgarian Coal Regions", which will be held with a limited number of live participants in Stara Zagora on June 25, 2021, Friday. , from 13.00 to 14.30 and will be broadcast live online.
Details of the way the Just Transition Fund will function and its potential impact on Bulgarian coal regions will be presented at the forum. The main topics of discussion will focus on the measures provided for in the Just Transition Regulation, the type of investments and structural changes that need to be undertaken by countries and regions to facilitate the transition to a green economy and the aspects of the Regulation has not yet been agreed.
The event will start with a panel discussion with Manolis Kefalogiannis (EPP / Greece), Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on the Just Transition Regulation, Tsvetelina Penkova (S&D), Member of the European Parliament, and the Committee on Regional Development, Elodie Duran, Program Manager, Department E3, DG Regional and Settlement Policy of the European Commission and Kostadin Sirleshtov, Managing Partner at CMS Sofia and Head of the Energy and Climate Change Department for Central and Eastern Europe.
The panel discussion will be followed by a discussion with the audience, and the moderator of the event will be Dr. Rumyana Grozeva, Executive Director of the Regional Economic Development Agency in Stara Zagora, the host organization of Europe Direct Stara Zagora.
The event will be broadcast on the Zoom platform. The working languages will be Bulgarian and English with two-way simultaneous translation for the participants in the Zoom meeting. The discussion will be broadcast live only in Bulgarian on the Facebook page of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Bulgaria.
Send your questions to the participant using slido with #JTF. During the event, you shall ask your question using the chat function in the Zoom platform and Facebook chat.