The European Commission has invited coal regions in the Western Balkans, Ukraine and the EU to join a special exchange programme to accelerate 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.
Participating regions will be paired based on their interests and expertise, and will select topics to be explored in-depth. They will benefit from funded study visits, knowledge exchange, and expert support. The programme offers support for up to 20 regions.
Applicants are invited to apply by 15 September.
The exchange programme is implemented by the European Commission through the Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine, which it leads together with a number of international partners.
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