Due to precautionary measures against coronavirus, the Citizens’ Dialogue planned to take place in Brussels has been cancelled.
Instead, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans will host a Facebook live session to discuss the #EUClimatePact and the #EUGreenDeal on 4 March 2020 at 15:30 to 16:15.
Join us online and send your questions to take part in the conversation!
The European Green Deal is our new roadmap to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just, leaving no one behind. To achieve this, the involvement and commitment of citizens and all stakeholders is vital.
This is why the Commission will launch the European Climate Pact to give citizens and all parts of society a voice and role in designing new actions, launching grassroots activities, sharing information and showcasing solutions that others can follow. It will bring together citizens, civil society, industry and European, national, regional and local authorities and institutions.
In this context, the Climate Pact Citizens’ Dialogue will take place on 4 March in Brussels. Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans will announce the launch of an open public consultation on the Climate Pact and will invite all citizens and stakeholders to join with ideas and suggestions.
The event will also provide an opportunity for an open dialogue on the Climate Pact bringing together young people and their representatives and European local and regional authorities.
The Climate Pact event is taking place together with the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony, as the EU Covenant of Mayors will be a central force of the Climate Pact.
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
11:00–15:00 - Young Citizens’ Engagement Workshop
Before the European Climate Pact Citizens’ Dialogue in the afternoon, young participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss among themselves about their opinions on the European Green Deal.
In the morning, experts will explain the main challenges and trade-offs for a European Green Deal. Then, together with fellow citizens, they will bring their views to the table and help design new action and solutions as part of the European Climate Pact that they will present to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans during the Citizens’ Dialogue in the afternoon.
16:00-17:30 - European Climate Pact Citizens' Dialogue
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal – Announcement of the Consultation on the Climate Pact
Executive Vice-President Timmermans will engage with participants (mainly youth and local and regional authorities) in an open dialogue.
The event will be webstreamed.
17:30 - Refreshments