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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How do we ensure a JUST energy transition? What changes should be made to adapt energy systems to the needs of the future?  How do we shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy?  Join us online to learn about and discuss these and other questions! 

About the Event

While the EU has tried to extend some of its climate objectives to candidate countries via the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, civil society and other actors have raised questions as to what extent it meets the needs and will bring clear, transparent, and sustainable change to the region. Renewed efforts and public debate are crucial to drive the transition to a sustainable and carbon-neutral wellbeing economy that works for the people of the Western Balkans.   

In this webinar, we will explore the transition to an economy of the future by bringing together experts on the topic who will share their experiences and solutions to promote a just transition in the Western Balkan region. We have to rethink production and consumption from the perspective of a social circular economy. Only when the transformation is planned and executed in a just and equitable way, will it find the necessary support in short time among the population. Through this project, we are researching the different dimensions of a Just Transition and the politics and policies we should develop nationally and regionally to make the change in our economic realities.  


This seminar is part of the Green European Foundation’s Just Transition transnational project. The project looks into the question of 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 movement, including GEF in its specific role, is a leading actor in the development of future-proof politics and policies, developed in a sensitive way that keeps in mind local specificities. 


  • Dragan MinovskiProfessor at the Electro Technical Faculty of Shtip 
  • Sonja RisteskaProject Manager Southeast Europe at Agora Energiewende 
  • Aleksandar Gjorgjievski – National Project Coordinator for GEF Just Transition project (ASSED Sunrise) 

Moderated by: Hristijan Stanoevikj


10:55-11:00 Participants join the call 

11:00-11:10 Introduction 

11:10-11:50 Speaker presentations: exploring Just Transition 

 *announcement of the upcoming GEF  book ”A European Just Transition for a Better World”  (May, 2022) 

11:50-12:10 Panel discussion and Q&A 


Date and Time: Saturday, March 26th (11:00 – 12:00) 

Language: Macedonian 

Registration: This event will be taking place online. Please register in advance via this link. 


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Sunrise and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation. 


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