Forum 3 | Hydrogen & Co.: How can science and research contribute to Europe staying at the forefront of climate protection?

Thursday, 24/06/2021, 4 pm - 5.30 pm


With the European Green Deal, the European Union is underlining its intention to remain at the forefront of climate protection. If Europe wants to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, two factors are needed - an ambitious political will and innovative technologies enabling the path to a sustainable economy and way of life. Europe can be especially successful in taking this path by actively using and connecting the diversity and various different strengths of its member countries in research and innovation.

In our workshop, we want to discuss how Europe can contribute with an active research and innovation policy to meeting the goals of climate neutrality, what this looks like taking as examples hydrogen and the transformation of coal-mining regions, what role is played by strategic specialisation and co-operation in a diverse Europe and to what extent Europe can set global standards in the areas of climate protection and sustainability.


Please registrate until the 18th of June. We will send you the login for the video conference (Zoom) on June 21.*



Lena Bülow


Hiroshimastraße 17
10785 Berlin – Tiergarten
Haus 1


Welcome by

  • Dr Martin Pfafferott, Head of  Education and Science, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Monika Seynsche, Science journalist


  • Jens Geier, Member of European Parliament and Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Chairman of the Europe SPD
  • Dr Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Center, EU Commission
  • Gloria Popescu, Communication Expert, ISPE Proiectare si Consultanta, Romania - partner in TRACER "Smart Strategies for the TRAnsition in Coal IntEnsive Regions" project

Discussion with online audience

Moderated by: Monika Seynsche, Science journalist

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