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Events, support and benefits for implementing a just energy transition in coal regions. 

The initiative supports stakeholders like representatives of national and regional public authorities, international organisations, energy sectors, NGOs, academia and media in the Western Balkans and Ukraine to carry out an energy transition that is just and benefits coal regions long term.

By joining this initiative, these stakeholders can participate in an open dialogue on phasing out coal, and also benefit directly from the initiative's assistance on implementing a clean energy transition.

Join the dialogue

Fill out this subscription form to sign up for the initiative’s updates and join its database of stakeholders. You will be informed about the initiative’s activities, available support and funding opportunities as well as relevant policy developments. View previous issues of the newsletter.

Annual meeting 2022

This year's annual meeting of the initiative will take place on 22-23 November in Brussels and online. Check the programme and register at the event webpage.


A series of webinars on just energy transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine will be launched by the initiative’s secretariat in 2023. Please answer the questionnaire below to share your preferences about their programme.

The questionnaire is available in: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian and Ukrainian.

Coal regions exchange programme

The programme is an opportunity for regions for coal regions in the Western Balkans, Ukraine and the EU to start direct, one-to-one dialogues, connect with different stakeholders, learn from each other and transfer knowledge.

Past events

EU side event at the UNFCCC COP26, 5 November 2021

The recording of the session “Voices from the regions: sharing first-hand experiences of coal phase-out in Europe and beyond” can be accessed through the event webpage.

Annual meeting of the initiative, 23-24 June 2021: recordings and resources

The event page contains all the information about the event, links to video recordings, presentations, and the meeting report.

Inaugural meeting of the initiative, 10-11 December 2020

The event agenda, video recording and presentations can be found at a dedicated CIRCABC folder.

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