GOVTRAN Network Final Event Series 15 September- 7 October 2021

This series of events marks the end of the first three-year term of the Jean Monnet network GOVTRAN – Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times ( The events will reflect on current policy developments and look to the future of EU climate and energy policy in turbulent times. In particular, they will cover a range of topical issues for the EU‘s transition, from the integration of climate and trade policy, over the new Climate Law, the role of citizen participation, adaptation and resilience, to the science-policy interface and more. Full programme pdf.


Opening Keynote 15 September 11.30-12.30 CET

Fit for 55% and climate neutrality: The future of Europe in the World

Keynote by Mr. Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans – European Green Deal, and Commissioner for Climate Action Policy


Roundtable debate 16 September 14.00-15.30 CET

Aligning EU Climate Change and Trade Policy: Achievements and Challenges Ahead




Roundtable debate 21 September, 14.00-15.30 CET

Citizen Participation & the European Green Deal




Roundtable debate 27 September, 16.00-17.30 CET

A ‘climate-resilient’ Europe by 2050: what implications for politics and policy?




Roundtable debate 30 September, 15.00-16.30 CET

Post-Brexit UK and EU action to deliver long-term climate objectives




Roundtable debate 4 October 11.00-12.30 CET

Role of the European Climate Law in governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition



Keynote 6 October 11.30-12.30 CET

The role of social science and governance research in the EU’s climate transition

Keynote by Dr Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency



Closed Workshops 6 October 13.30-17.00 CET & October 7 10.00-13.30 CET

Governing the EU’s climate and energy transition: future research priorities
Governing the EU’s climate and energy transition: enhancing the interface between research and policy making

By invitation only


Full programme pdf



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