EUKI 2023 study trip to Brussels: Achieving climate ambitions and a just energy transition in Europe

Climate and energy experts from Europe gathered in Brussels on a study trip organized by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) in cooperation with the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe). In order to strengthen the dialogue between civil society organizations from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and decision-makers in Brussels, CEE energy experts and representatives of non-governmental organizations had the opportunity to share their national perspectives with EU stakeholders.

During the first day, DOOR participated in lectures focused on capacity building, meetings with EU stakeholders on financing measures and revised national energy and climate plans in the framework of panel discussions with the European Commission’s Working Group for Recovery and Resilience. After the visit to the European Commission, where the participants had the opportunity to highlight problems from the perspective of CSOs, we took part in round tables on NECP, energy renovation, energy saving, EU climate goals and renewable energy sources. The day ended with dinner, which was joined by Aleksandra Tomczak – a member of the cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans for the European Green Plan.

On the last day of the study trip, we had the opportunity to visit the European Parliament, where together with MPs Martin Hojsík and Mikuláš Peks, we discussed the upcoming elections and how we as civil society can communicate and support implementation to achieve climate goals in the CEE region. They emphasized how important it is to step into dialogue, to lead society and at the same time to be in communication with political parties. In the afternoon we explored the town of Eeklo, known as a pioneer in renewable energy in Belgium, and gained insight into their successful energy community. This visit marked the end of the extensive program during the three-day study trip, organized from May 31. until 01.06.2023.

The EUKI study trip to Brussels served as a valuable platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange and engagement, fostering a more sustainable and resilient future for CEE and the wider European community. LOGYCO is a project that is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate (BMWK).

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