Energy Transitions from Coal and Carbon: Effects on Societies

ENTRANCES aims at examining the effects of the coal phase-out in Europe. How does the phase-out transform society – and what can politics do about it?

The EU-funded, interdisciplinary research project analyses the impact of the conversion from fossil fuels on the people living in regions affected by the phase-out. It highlights the question of how this transition influences the landscape, local politics, and gender equality. Oliver Holtemöller leads the IWH team, focusing on how selected European coal regions are affected economically by the phase-out, analysing the effects of e.g. unemployment and emigration.

IWH press release on the occasion of the project's announcement


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883947.

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