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Public Debate: “Climate Change and the Future of Europe”

An online dialogue following the launch of the book “Climate change and the future of Europe: views from the capitals” is set to take place on 14 June 2023, as organized by TEPSA together with the European Institute of Romania (EIR).

While the ambitious objectives outlined in the EU’s Green Deal aim at making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, national implementation greatly varies depending on local geographies, history, culture, economics, and politics. As part of the ongoing efforts of the TEPSA Network to analyse pan-European climate action, TEPSA and the European Institute of Romania (EIR) are co-organising the public debate “Climate Change and the Future of Europe” on June 14, starting at 13:30 CET (14:30 EET). Thus public debate takes place online via Zoom.


  • Welcome Speech: Oana-Mihaela Mocanu, Director General, European Institute of Romania;
  • Presentation of the local book chapter: Eliza Vaș & Mihai Sebe, co-authors of the Romanian chapter, TEPSA Book “Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”;
  • Discussants:
    • Alina Bârgăoanu, Professor, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, president of the Administrative Board, European Institute of Romania;
    • Ciprian Stănescu, president & CEO, Social Innovation Solutions;
  • Moderator: Michael Kaeding, co-editor, TEPSA Book “Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”.

This online dialogue follows the launch of the book “Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”. This book analyses Member States’ and EU neighbours’ national efforts to combat climate change. It subsequently draws on these factors to highlight local challenges, tensions, and opportunities on the road towards climate neutrality. The book chapter analysing Romania’s position on climate will be presented during the event. This contributions draws the attention towards contributing to ambitious European targets while facing deep-rooted sectoral flaws. Moreover, a series of views from Bucharest concerning the topic of climate change and the future of Europe are going to be presented by two experts in combatting disinformation and advancing sustainability.

Sign up for the event: open link

You can find more information about this event on TEPSA’s website: open website

The event report is already available and can be read at the following links: open report (in English) / open report (in Romanian).