The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) together with the European Commission - DG REGIO, German Coal regions North Rhine-Westphalia, Free State of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Polish Coal region Silesia, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Spanish Coal regions Asturias, Castilla y León, Aragón is organizing a Coal Regions High Level Conference that will examine the need for a structural response to the transition of coal regions and the potential role of cohesion policy for this.
It will focus on the clean energy transition, including regional exit strategies from coal, focusing on the specific needs at regional level. It will include national Ministers, Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and high level representatives from regions (Prime ministers or ministers).
It will take place during the 2019 European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) on the premises of the CoR.
For more information, please go to
https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/467_en and to register go to https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/home_en. The event code is
Please note that the
deadline to register is
Friday 27 September 2019.
Interpretation will be provided to and from Czech, English, French, German, Polish, Romanian and Spanish.
The conference will be followed by a networking reception.