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4th BOLSTER regional policy dialogue

April 15 @ 10:00 - 12:00

4th BOLSTER Regional Policy Dialogue

Green transition and citizen participation: how to foster inclusive engagement?



The BOLSTER project (Bridging Organizations and marginalized communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in EuRope) aims to understand how marginalized groups are affected by European Green Deal (EGD) policies and to assess whether involving them in decision-making processes increases the support for transition plans.

The project, coordinated by Tilburg University, began in September 2022 and will deliver new scientific evidence on decarbonization transition strategies and how they intersect with various dimensions of inequality, such as gender, race, age and class. It will conceptualize the principle of leaving no one behind by developing participatory governance models and transition guidelines based on climate justice and gender equality.

In this framework, ECAS and the BOLSTER consortium partners are organizing a series of 10 regional policy dialogues, focused on the target regions of the project, and 3 EU policy dialogues.


The 4th BOLSTER regional policy dialogue will take place online in English on Monday, 15 April 2024, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST.



This policy dialogue, focusing primarily on the region of Hainaut (Wallonia, Belgium), will also incorporate perspectives from other regions and international perspectives on the just transition. Speakers will share their insights on engaging citizens, particularly marginalized communities, in local green transition efforts, and address the challenges of inclusion in the broader climate debate. The dialogue will also seek to identify best practices for involving marginalized citizens in the green transformation process and evaluate the effectiveness of participatory methods in environmental decision-making.

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April 15
10:00 - 12:00
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