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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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In this event, different authors of ‘A European Just Transition for a Better World’ will talk about the content of the book and the need for a true socially and ecologically just transition. Transition is necessary, but this needs to be shaped so that all groups are included, to ensure support and a good life for all. Priority support should go to groups and regions that are already struggling and being exploited, or that we know will be badly affected, such as regions with mining or fossil fuel industries.


This event is organized by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos Think Tank and Member of European Parliament Sara Matthieu, to present the book on Just Transition, published within the GEF project Just Transition.

This transnational project tackles the question of a Just Transition – transforming from an extractive to a regenerative economy in a just and equitable way to find the necessary support among the population. It seeks to show that the green family, including GEF in its specific role, is a leading actor in the development of futureproof politics and policies, developed in a sensitive way that keeps in mind local specificities.

About the event 

As we argue in this book, a just transition requires a new social contract. A new contract for Europe – this time a social–ecological contract – can only be written from a global perspective, taking into account human rights and respect for nature worldwide. At the same time, this major transformation will need to be very context specific. The differences between European regions are enormous, not least in terms of income disparity between and within countries. So, too, are the financial, innovative and structural capacities to shape and implement the transformative changes that are needed. From these perspectives, we critically appreciate the European Commission’s Green Deal.

This and more will be discussed this evening.


  • Sara Matthieu, Member of European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance)
  • Dirk Holemans, coordinator of Think Tank Oikos & Co-President of GEF
  • Joaquin Nieto, Former Director of the ILO Office for Spain
  • Anne Chapman, Green House Think Tank
  • Philippe Pochet, General Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Moderator: Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse


Date: 11th May

Time: Doors open at 19:45h

Event starts at 20:00h and event ends at 21:30h, including a drink

Location: Zilverenzaal/Foyer en dakterras, Beursschouwburg Brussels (20 – 28 Rue Auguste Orts, 1000 Brussels).

Registrations: Registrations are open <<

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos think tank and Member of the European Parliament Sara Matthieu and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
Brussels, 1000 Belgium

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