Horizon2020 project TRACER delivers results

Nine coal regions in Europe stand together for a just transition

The EU-funded TRACER project (www.tracer-h2020.eu) supports nine coal-intensive regions to shape a broad vision and future-oriented priorities in order to facilitate transition towards sustainable energy systems. Other coal regions in transition can benefit significantly from the outcomes of this international action.

Significant project results are available after the project’s launch 1.5 years ago. Amongst others, a series of best practice examples of successful and ambitious transition processes in coal regions are available:

In terms of sustainable energy technologies, in total 12 factsheets provide an inspiration for other coal regions. In addition, technical concepts for the transition of the energy systems into a smart, sustainable and renewable energy systems in nine TRACER regions were prepared by the consortium partners.

The TRACER project also analyses the social dimension of the energy transition. The report on Social challenges and re-skilling needs of the workforce solutions investigates the current demographic and workforce structures, together with relevant social challenges and re-skilling needs in nine TRACER coal regions with the background of an ongoing or future transition process from coal to smart, sustainable and green energy systems, while safeguarding the social cohesion for communities involved.

TRACER project contacts


Rita Mergner, Dr. Rainer Janssen

WIP Renewable Energies

Phone: +49 (0)89 720 12 731

E-mail: Rita.Mergner@wip-munich.de

EPRC team

Rona Michie, Wilbert den Hoed, Liliana Fonseca

E-mail: {name.surname}@strath.ac.uk



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 836819.

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