The low-carbon energy shift of EU economies will have a profound economic & social impact on regions extensively involved in coal value chains. It is however acknowledged that this transition needs to be fair; EC’s "Clean Energy For All Europeans" package was set in place to speed the clean energy transition and growth & job creation. To this end, DeCarb will support public authorities to initiate efforts, join forces and exchange experiences to: a) identify growth strategies to mitigate the impact of decarbonisatoin, b) make the most of EU funds & financing tools, and c) promote public dialogue on conflicting interests.

DeCarb brings together 9 partners (9 countries), to exchange experiences & transfer knowledge on how to transition from the carbon-intensive era towards the clean energy future. It will support regions to secure sustainable development, economic & societal stability, and a role in the 2030 energy mix.

Basic data about the project:

Programme: Interreg Europe

Project acronym: DeCarb

Project title: Supporting the clean energy transition of coal-intensive EU regions

Start date: 1. 6. 2018

Project duration: 60 months 

Project budget: 1.807.739,00 € (KSSENA budget: 171.706,00 €)

Lead partner: Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency (SZREDA)

Partnership: 9 partners from 9 European countries