Black Sea Energy Research Centre

The Smart Strategies for Transition of Coal-Intensive Regions could facilitate the transition of these regions to a carbon-neutral economy and energy by assisting stakeholders in the development of regional strategies and roadmaps/ smart specialization cards. Successfully achieving this goal requires dialogue between national and local authorities, trade unions, the energy sector, local entrepreneurs, financial institutions and public organizations. We expect the Forum, by presenting and discussing the possibilities for the District of Stara Zagora, to take another step towards the formation of a shared vision for the transition of the region in terms of economy, energy, social aspects, education and research. We also expect the event, demonstrating the urgency and seriousness of the forthcoming changes, to engage all stakeholders more actively in the transition.