To open the event, Commissioner Simson will deliver her keynote speech on REPowerEU and Europe’s energy perspectives considering the Russian invasion of Ukraine that is further exacerbating the need for a just transition and calls for an acceleration of the delivery on the European Green Deal. Following her intervention, Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy Marc Lemaître will moderate a panel discussion among young policymakers and NGOs representative. They will discuss how EU cohesion policy and the Just Transition Mechanism can help in times of crisis, how we can develop a vision on a green future for each region and support a futureproof economy to ensure that the accelerated transition out of fossil fuels can be done without leaving anyone behind.
Agenda (All times are in CEST)
10:00 – 10:05: Introduction and welcome
10:05 - 10:20: Keynote speech
10:20 – 11:20: Moderated panel discussion
11:20 – 11:30: Closing of the session