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5th BOLSTER regional policy dialogue

June 11 @ 10:00 - 12:30

Policy Dialogue BOLSTER Project

Beyond the mines – Leveraging culture for a just transition in former mining regions



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 is delivering new scientific evidence on decarbonization transition strategies and how they intersect with various dimensions of inequality, such as gender, race, age and class. It conceptualizes 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 5th BOLSTER regional policy dialogue will take place online in English on Tuesday, 11th June 2024, from 10:00 to 12:30 CEST.


The policy dialogue, focusing primarily on the region of León, will delve into the project’s findings in the context of Spain, while also exploring the pivotal role of culture in facilitating societal transformation within former mining regions. With a focus on leveraging cultural initiatives for a just transition, the dialogue will feature diverse perspectives from researchers, policymakers, community organizers, and cultural practitioners.

The dialogue aims to achieve two objectives: firstly, to share experiences and examples of employing arts and culture for societal transformation within the Just Transition process and outside, and secondly, to discuss the challenges and opportunities enabling local authorities, NGOs, artists, and citizens to harness the transformative power of the arts and culture in fostering a just transition effectively.



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June 11
10:00 - 12:30
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