Horizon Cluster Workshop on Coal & Carbon Intensive regions was held on 24 January 2023

European research projects on energy transitions in coal mining and carbon-intensive regions gathered on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, in Brussels for a Horizon Cluster Workshop organized by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

The objective of the event was to identify synergies and strengthen the cooperation between the various projects, avoid duplication of research studies and share learnings with EU policy makers. Ricardo García Mira (Coordinator) and Douglas Thompson represented the ENTRANCES project in the event.

During the workshop, Ricardo Garcia Mira introduced the objectives, methodology and approach of the ENTRANCES project, focusing on the theoretical and empirical understanding of cross-cutting issues related to SSH aspects of “Clean Energy Transition”, as well as the main findings of the case studies. Douglas Thompson introduced the dissemination plan of the project, including policy briefs, paper publishing, press releases, and upcoming events.

The event was deemed successful and fruitful by all participants. The workshop contributed to a significant exchange of knowledge and collaboration between research projects, which will ultimately benefit EU policy making and contribute to the goal of achieving a clean energy transition in coal mining and carbon-intensive regions.