Program for international guests

Tuesday December 3rd 
13.00 – 14.00                     Walk-in and lunch

14.00 – 14.15                     Welcome by Deputy Mayor of Leeuwarden Friso Douwstra

14.15 – 14.30                    
Introduction by Deputy Director-General Charlina Vitcheva of the JRC
                                               (European Commission)

                                               Ms. Vitcheva wil describe the context of the trajectory and elaborate on how
                                               the JRC can contribute to a successful Northern Netherlands in transition.

14.30 – 15.00                    
Presentation by the JRC
                                               Researchers of the JRC will present the trends in the Northern energy sector
                                               and the economic impact that the closing down of the gas fields will have on
                                               the Northern Netherlands

15.00 – 15.30                     Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30                     Ted-Talks by international experts
During this section international experts from other regions in transition will
                                               present their lessons learned to the audience.
                                               Regions that have been asked to share their knowledge include:

                                               – Castille y Léon (Spain)                 Coal industry
                                               – Heerlen (Netherlands)                Mining industry
                                               – Eurométropole Lille (France)   Textile industry                Confirmed
                                               – Oulu (Finland)                              Nokia
                                               – Upper Nitra (Slovakia)               Coal industry                    Confirmed

16.30 – 17.00                     Interview debate with the regions invited, politicians of the Northern
                                               Netherlands and representatives of the European Commission

17.00 – 18.00                     Networking drinks

19.00 – 21.00                     Dinner for international guests

                                               The dinner will be hosted by the cities of the Northern Netherlands
                                               (Assen, Emmen, Leeuwarden and Groningen)

Wednesday December 4th

10.00 – 15.00                     Site visits based on individual preferences

For more information about the site visits, please click here.

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