The Moravian-Silesian Region and its Polish and Slovak neighbours are preparing for a life without coal

The Moravian-Silesian Region wants to prepare for the “coal-free” future together with its Polish and Slovak neighbours. It will work with the Silesian Voivodship and the Žilina Region on a greener and less energy-intensive economy. Therefore, on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, Moravia-Silesia Deputy Governors Jakub Unucka and Jan Krkoška and Silesian Voivodship’s Małgorzata Ochęduszko-Ludwik signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

In it, they agreed on a common approach in the transition of the border regions to a low-carbon economy, cleaner energy and new technologies. The Memorandum was concluded by regions belonging to TRITIA, the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, in connection with their accession to the European “Coal Regions in Transition Platform”. The Platform was set up in late 2017 by the European Commission to help European regions make a seamless and easy transition due to the phasing out of coal mining.