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Why is Europe talking about hydrogen? Hydrogen is a versatile energy source with significant potential. It can be used as a feedstock, a fuel or an energy carrier, and has many possible applications across industry in the transport, heating and construction sectors. Most importantly, it does not emit CO2 and produces almost no air pollution when used. The European Commission estimates that “green” hydrogen from renewable sources could make up 13-14% of Europe’s energy supply by 2050, and act as…Find out more »
How to unlock the potential of education and training as key enablers for inclusion? Formal education and extracurricular activities have a powerful influence on how individualsperceive diversity. From early childhood education to lifelong learning, education andtraining are therefore powerful tools for building more inclusive societies.Actions to support the inclusion of third-country nationals and to harness the diversityadvantage include work on the school and extracurricular programmes, when this falls underthe competences of the region or city, as well as the creation…Find out more »
How to actively involve citizens in policy development in order to regain political trust and add legitimacy to political decisions? On 1-2 June 2022, in Comet Meeting-Louise, and Online, the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) will co-organise a Forum dedicated primarily to innovative and more participatory forms of democratic engagement. A new form of politics is gaining steam. Providing an alternative to traditional representative routes, citizen assemblies and other forms of deliberative…Find out more »