Programme

Romanian Coal Regions in energy transition

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11.00 – 12.00 | Registration

12.00 – 12.30 | Introduction

  • Mr. Radu Sorin Mihai, Rector of the University of Petroșani
  • Mr. Jacques Glorieux, Vice President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change from the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Mr. Ion Popescu, President of the National Trade Union Confederation MERIDIAN

12.30 – 14.00 | High-level speeches

  • Ms. Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • Ms. Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Ms. Rovana Plumb, Minister of European Funds
  • Mr. Anton Anton, Minister of Energy
  • Mr. Eugen Teodorovici, Minister of Public Finance
  • Mr. Laurențiu Nistor, Member of the Parliament of Romania

Questions and answers

14.00 – 14.30 | - Coffee break

14.30 – 16.45 | - Prospects of Jiu Valley region in the context of the energy transition

Panel moderator: Mr. Dumitru Fornea, rapporteur for the EESC opinion on Indigenous Coal in the EU's Energy Transition

  • Ms. Ana Luisa Durán Fraguas, President of European Action for Mining Communities EUR-ACOM
  • Mr. Cornel-Cristian Resmeriță, Member of the Parliament of Romania
  • Mr. Doru Vișan, State Secretary, Ministry of Energy
  • Mr. Ioan Stamin Purcaru, Chairman of the Board of Hunedoara Energy Complex
  • Mr. Samuel Dioane, CEO of Hunedoara Energy Complex
  • Mr. Darius Cîmpean, President of Sindicatul „Muntele”
  • Mr. Florin Tiberiu Iacob-Ridzi, Mayor of Petroșani Municipality
  • Mr. Lucian Resmeriță, Mayor of Lupeni
  • Mr. Danut Buhăescu, Mayor of Uricani
  • Mr. Gheorghe ILE, Mayor of Vulcan
  • Mr. Nicolae DUNCA, Mayor of Aninoasa
  • Mr. Vasile JURCĂ, Mayor of Petrila

Debate with the participants

16.45 – 17.00 | Conclusions

  • Ms. Renata Eisenvortova, rapporteur for the EESC opinion on Indigenous Coal in the EU's Energy Transition