New initiative dedicated to supporting coal regions in transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine launched
The Energy Community Secretariat is delighted to announce the launch of a new platform to support coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine. The Platform Initiative will support coal regions in transition through knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer learning visits, technical assistance, access to a global learning academy for coal regions and financial assistance for transition projects.
As one of the implementing institutions, the Secretariat will provide input and ensure consistency of the planned activities in the coal mining regions in Western Balkans and Ukraine with national plans related to coal use and reforms of the energy system. The other implementing institutions are the World Bank, the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the College of Europe (Natolin College) and the Government of Poland.