09.30 – 09.50 OPENING – WELCOME

  • Mr. Peter Čičmanec, Director General, Hornonitranske bane Prievidza
  • Mr. Jacques Glorieux, Co-Chairman of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

09.50 – 10.10 KEYNOTE SPEECH

  • Mr. Ladislav Šimko, Vice Prime Minister office

10.10 – 10.25 COAL REGIONS IN TRANSITION – THE EESC'S ROUND-TABLE PROJECT

  • Mr. Dumitru Fornea, EESC Member, rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Indigenous coal in the EU energy transition
  • Ms. Renata Eisenvortová, CCMI delegate, co-rapporteur

10.25 – 11.05 SLOVAK COAL REGIONS IN TRANSITION – PART 1

Moderated by Ms. Renata Eisenvortová
10 min. for each presentation

  • Dr. Anna Sobczak, Policy Coordinator for EU Coal Regions in transition, Just Transition Fund in the context of EU Green Deal at the European Commission, live presentation via internet
  • Mr. Jaroslav Baska, Chairman of Trenčín Self-Governing Region
  • Mr. Vojtech Cicmanec, President of Association of Upper Nitra Municipalities
  • Mr. Viliam Palenik, Inštitút zamestnanosti/Employment Institute

11.05 – 11.30 DEBATE
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.25 SLOVAK COAL REGIONS IN TRANSITION – PART 2

Moderated by Ms. Renata Eisenvortová
8 min. for each presentation

  • Mr. Rastislav Januscak, Chief of Advisory Board, HBP
  • Mr. Tomislav Jurik, President of the Upper Nitra Employers Association
  • Mr. Jozef Škrobák, Chief of the Trade Union for Mining, Geology and Oil industry
  • Mr. Juraj Melichar, Friends of the Earth - CEPA / CEE Bankwatch Network
  • Mr. Radek Kubala, Greenpeace

12.25 – 12.55 DEBATE
12.55 – 13.00 CONCLUSIONS

  • Mr. Dumitru Fornea, EESC Member, rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Indigenous coal in the EU energy transition
  • Ms. Renata Eisenvortová, CCMI delegate, co-rapporteur