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1st BOLSTER Project regional policy dialogue

September 26, 2023 @ 10:00 - 12:30

BOLSTER Project 1st Policy Dialogue

Challenges and lessons learned for leaving no one behind in green transitions

Perspectives from Croatia, Austria and The Netherlands



The BOLSTER project (Bridging Organizations and marginalized communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in EuRope) aims to understand how marginalised communities are affected by European Green Deal (EGD)-related policies and to see 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 decarbonisation transition strategies and how they intersect with various dimensions of inequality, such as gender, race, age and class. It will conceptualise 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 organising a series of 10 regional policy dialogues focused on the project’s target regions and 3 EU policy dialogues.



The 1st BOLSTER regional policy dialogue will be held online and in English on Tuesday, 26th September 2023, from 10.00 to 12.30 CEST.



Our aim for this first regional dialogue, focusing primarily on Croatia, is to stimulate cross-regional policy learning among regions affected by Just Transition and green transition processes. We will invite regional policy-makers, NGO representatives, local industries, and academics to discuss challenges and lessons learned in these processes.


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Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof. Sabina Hodžić – University of Rijeka (Croatia), Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (FTHM)
  • Mags Bird – Senior Policy Officer Climate & Energy – Just Transition, WWF European Policy Office
  • Anamaria Škopac Pamić – Assistant Director of Regional Coordinator of the County of Istria for European Programs and Funds (Croatia)
  • Tatjana Puškarić – Head of Regional Development and Strategic Planning Department at Regional Coordinator of Sisak-Moslavina County (Croatia)
  • Eva-Maria Wutte-Kirchgatterer – Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (Austria)
  • Anastasiya Ansteeg – Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  • Julija Škoro – Head of Sustainability at Holcim (Croatia)
  • Miłosława Stępień – Just Transition Coordinator at CEE Bankwatch Network
  • Lovro Novoselac Head of the sector for Programming, Coordination and Strategic Monitoring of ESI Funds at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds (Croatia)
  • Anja Ademi – Head of Urban Planning and Development, City of Pula (Croatia)
  • Jasna Vekić – Director of Red Cross Pula (Croatia)








September 26, 2023
10:00 - 12:30
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