EBA to moderate a workshop at the Committee of Regions’ 13th Open Days

EBA’s president Jan Stambasky will moderate the workshop “Future sustainable energy supply through innovative partnerships – biomethane and CNG as an example” within the Committee of Regions’ 13th Open Days framework.

EBA has teamed up with BioFuel Region and partner regions from Sweden, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia and Finland for this year’s Open Days workshop that will deliver high lever discussions and presentation of success stories and experiences from the 5 partner regions.

Turning organic waste into biomethane, a 2nd-generation biofuel, also creates great opportunities: jobs and economic growth, while improving energy security, emission reductions and rural development. The EU has ambitious targets for renewable energy and transport must be recognised as a sector that can contribute to achieving these goals and overall decarbonisation of the industry. Introducing innovative energy solutions requires cooperation, and we have a number of successful public-private cooperation in place across Europe. The workshop will showcase successful partnerships and experiences and how regional communities can benefit from them, present funding opportunities and discuss biomethane’s role in the EU’s 2020 objectives.

The workshop is free of charge and will be held at the Stockholm region EU office in Brussels on 14 October, at 9.00. Please follow this link for free registrations (type biomethane in the search field).

logoOD2013 3 variationsThe Open Days – European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. This year the programme evolves around three topics:
– ‘Modernising Europe’: The regions in the energy Union and the single digital market
– ‘Regions open for business’: SME development, innovation and job creation
– ‘Places and spaces’: Urban and rural development; urban-rural integration

Read more about the event here. Please see this page for speakers and the agenda.