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Developing new visions of the future is the only way to change the course of society. That is the issue of our time: transitioning to a just society, taking into account aspects such as biodiversity, agriculture, education, and culture.

Developing a fairer society is a collective task, so join us in a conversation about how we can shape it.

About the event

It is clear that Europe faces a crucial challenge: it must transform its economy into one that offers everyone the opportunity to live a good life within the planetary boundaries.

What policies and funding do we need to ensure that the transition takes place in a fair manner? What role can Belgium play in this area? And how do we do this without losing sight of the reality of the South?

During this event, Dirk Holemans presents his book ‘A European Just Transition for a Better World’ in the role of imaginary. He will then talk to Robin Roels in the role of challenger and Minister Zakia Khattabi in the role of doer.

This introductory evening will try to provide a response to the following overarching question: what does a just transition mean today in the European context? Our speakers will talk about the notion of Just Transition and the book ‘A European Just Transition for a Better World’.

This event is part of the 5 part series of events that will take place from October to March 2023. More info here <<<



  • Imager: Dirk Holemans, coordinator of Oikos Think Tank
  • Doer: Zakia Khattabi, Federal Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal
  • Challenger: Robin Roels (Assistant for Resource Justice at the European Environmental Bureau)



Date: 12th October

Time: 19:30 PM

Location: Krookcafe, Ghent

Address: Miriam Makabaplein 1, 9000 AGhent

Language: This event will take place in Dutch and is open to registered participants. Please make sure to register in advance via this registration form.

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