Platform for coal regions in transition

About the platform

The platform for coal regions in transition assists EU countries and coal regions tackling the challenges related to the transition to a low carbon economy.

It aims to support, public administrations and other relevant stakeholders by

  • connecting stakeholders: the platform facilitates collective dialogue among regions and the wider stakeholder community, promoting good practices and cooperation, and organisation of working groups and high-level political events.
  • delivering technical assistance: tailored, needs-oriented assistance and capacity-building help coal regions in the practical steps to transition from the carbon-intensive era towards a clean energy future. 
  • providing supporting resources: through the presentation of helpful information sources and the creation of new support materials. These include toolkits, guidelines and reports covering key transition issues for coal regions, such as governance, environmental rehabilitation, employment, financing, clean air and technologies.


Since early 2019, a secretariat has been set up to manage all platform activities jointly with the European Commission. The secretariat is run by jointly by Ecorys, Climate Strategies, ICLEI Europe and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, who bring together a unique blend of skills and competencies to support the coal regions in transition.

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