The presentation of the study took place on 27 February 2023 and focused on the following topics:
- How Cohesion Policy is expected to play an important role in supporting regions to meet European Union decarbonisation commitments and ambitions.
- On coal regions that not only face the challenge of adopting new technologies but, also, of instituting fundamental structural economic change while safeguarding their social fabric and citizens’ livelihoods.
- The analysis of the implementation and impact of Cohesion Policy at regional and local levels in EU coal regions.
- An overview of the underlying socio-economic and territorial characteristics of EU coal regions and in-depth analysis of the application and programming of Cohesion Policy in six case study regions
The presentation was followed by questions from the Members and a stimulating debate.