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The EUKI-projects work on the topics of Awareness, Energy, Mobility, Cross-cutting Climate Policy, Buildings and Municipalities, Climate-proof Finance and Sustainable Economy.

This report summarizes the results of the EUKI project Capacity Building for Ambitious Long-Term Strategies and shows how the quality of long-term decarbonization strategies were improved in six Central Eastern European countries – Czechia, Hungary, Poland, as well as Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia.


GTL Start-ups from Crete in the Ruhr Area: Experience exchange for transition

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GTL Start-ups from Crete in the Ruhr Area: Experience exchange for transition

by GreenTecLabs

The 5 winning projects of the GreenTecLab project in Crete visited the Ruhr Area together with the project partners from Athens and Heraklion. The Heinrich Böll Foundation Greece made this trip possible for the green founders. The aim was to get to know a region that needed to develop new perspectives and ideas during the structural change, to meet companies with which cooperation would make sense or who would pass on their experience and to get to know the start-up scene of the Ruhr area. The visit was inspiring and will support the start-ups in their development. We would like to thank the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Ruhr Hub, the Impact Hub in Essen and the Gründer Zentrum Triple Z, the Science Park Gelsenkirchen, the IKKE in Duisburg and a lot of companies in the Ruhr area who will support the Start-ups. We are sure that in this way we can initiate new European networks that will help start-ups and support the impact of their ideas in the local, regional, national and international environments.


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Journalists from Central and Eastern Europe Visit EUKI Climate Projects in Poland

From 3 – 6 November 2021 the International Journalist Programme (IJP) held the Energy and Climate Media Dialogue in Poland as part of the EUKI project Central Eastern European Climate and Energy Policy Scholarship for Journalists. Eleven journalists from seven countries travelled to Warsaw and Danzig to visit polish NGOs, media institutes and think tanks driving forward Poland’s climate policy to achieve the  European climate targets.

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Power pylons at sunset

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Improved Sustainability Corporate Disclosure Policies

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The first start-up pitches in the project “GreenTecLab” took place in Heraklion, Crete. Nine Projects presented their innovative business ideas in the fields of sustainable tourism and organic agriculture.