‘Turn green and stay warm? Addressing climate neutrality and energy poverty in Bulgaria’ Debate postponed to autumn 2020

Our Module ‘Social Policy and Politics in the EU’ foresees an annual Debate on a social policy aspect featuring in a given year’s European Semester report on Bulgaria.

This year’s Debate plans to address challenge of reconciling the ambitious goals of climate neutrality and green transition, enshrined in the European Green Deal, with  the need to ensure access to affordable energy for the Bulgarian population. It will bring together representatives of the European Commission Representation in Sofia; Bulgarian and Polish experts on energy poverty, Bulgarian civil society representatives, as well as students from AUBG and Sofia University.

The event was initially to take place in late March 2020. However, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and security measures, it will be postponed to autumn 2020.

I will post regular updates on the Debate’s organization. Let us hope that the global and European anti-COVID 19 situation will soon improve! For the time being, the health of our speakers and conference participants  is of utmost importance.