1.- GreenJOBS Project was presented by HUNOSA in the 65th International Trade Fair of Asturias that took place from August 6 to 21, 2022, in Gijón (Asturias, Spain) with more than 700,000 visitors, accredited through an audit commissioned by the Association of Spanish Fairs.

2.- GreenJOBS Project was introduced in X (former Twitter), a microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”.

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3.- Presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) within the “31st Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy” titled Business models to stimulate new economic activities and jobs in coal regions in transition (Geneva, Switzerland, 22 September 2022).

Programme of the 31st Session of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy

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4.- Presentation at the 6th Just Transition Platform Conference – Coal Regions in Transition and Carbon-Intensive Regions on “Innovative clean energy technologies for coal regions” titled Geothermal projects as a method of developing post-mining areas (Brussels, Belgium, 24 October 2022).

Programme of the 6th Just Transition Platform Conference

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5.- Presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) session on “Coal industry in transition: state of affairs of coal mine closure in the selected UNECE member States” within the “12th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development”, titled Polish experience with mine closure – A Research Fund for Coal and Steel approach (Jaworze, Poland, 9 November 2022).

Programme of the 12th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

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6.- Presentation at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers within the International Mining Lecture Series, titled A Green Energy Transition: Leveraging Competitive Advantages of Coal Mines (24 November 2022).

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7.- GreenJOBS Project was presented in the RUDAR magazine, the “Premogovnik Velenje, d. o. o.” company group newspaper, printed in circa 2500 copies plus a web version. It is available to company workers, ex-workers, municipalities Velenje and Šoštanj, Šmartno ob Paki, and government institutions (Velenje, Slovenia, 2022).

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8.- Presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) workshop on “Mine Closure in Albania and Serbia”, titled Analysis of selected aspects of underground coal mining in Albania and Serbia. How can the infrastructure/resources of the active mines in Serbia and the closed mines in Albania be better utilised? (Tirana, Albania, 9 December 2022).

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9.- Presentation at the Euroheat & Power (EHP) panel debate on Large heat pumps in District Heating: A winning team to Repower EU!, titled Heat pumps as a way to harness mine water heat (13 December 2022).

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10.- First newsletter released (December 2022).

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11.- Promotional video of the project (January 2023).

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12.- Presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) within the “18th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition“, titled Task Force on Safe Operations and Closure of Coal Mines (Geneva, Switzerland, 21 March 2023).

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13.- Presentation for the British Mining Trade Association (ABMEC) within the Visit to the Central Mining Institute (GIG) by members of the British ABMEC Association, titled POTENTIALS and GreenJOBS projects: green business models for end-of-life underground coal mines (Katowice, Poland, 29 March 2023).

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14.- Presentation for the Fundación Comarcas Mineras (FUCOMI) within the Formation Programme by the HUNOSA Chair of the University of Oviedo, titled GreenJOBS projects: Aprovechar las ventajas competitivas de las minas de carbón subterráneas al final de su vida útil para maximizar la creación de empleos verdes y de calidad (Mieres, Spain, 25 April 2023).

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15.- Presentation at the Workshop EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel transformational projects for a new era organized by EURACOAL in the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium, 23 May 2023).

This workshop was kindly hosted by MEP Ondřej Knotek in the European Parliament. It was organised by EURACOAL to promote the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).

Workshop Agenda

Mr. Marc Lemaître, Director-General for Research and Innovation, addressed participants with a well-crafted video message.

The second part of the workshop was led by Prof. Alicja Krzemień, Chair of the EURACOAL Technical Research Committee and Head of the Laboratory for Risk Assessment and Industrial Safety at GIG. She presented two RFCS-funded projects concerned with a just transition: POTENTIALS and GreenJOBS which show how accompanying measures and research projects can support green business development models for the coal regions – especially in the energy sector.

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16.- Presentation at the Final Workshop of the RECOVERY project, titled Synergies between different EU-funded projects (Libiąż, Poland, 2 June 2023).

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17.- GreenJOBS premises of alternative scenarios were applied and served as a basis for evaluation in the report developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) titled Technical, principle-based guidelines for designing and implementing a programme for efficient, safe and environmentally conscious mine closure in Albania and Serbia (Geneva, Switzerland, 16 June 2022).

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18.-  Presentation of GreenJOBS at the 26th World Mining Congress, titled Repurposing of coal mines and coal-fired power plants in low-carbon energy transformation process, within the session Advances in best practice for closure and transition (Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 June 2023).

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19.- Presentations at the 2nd International Day on Mining Projects and Post-Mining organized by the School of Mining, Energy and Materials Engineering of Oviedo (Spain) and the Official Mining Professional Association of North-western Spain (Oviedo, Spain, 30 June 2023).

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Recovery of rare earths from coal waste heaps. Juan José Álvarez. Download the presentation

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20.- Second newsletter released (July 2023).

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21.- Presentation at the TGK1 & TGK2 – Joint  Annual Meeting organised by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) (Brussels, Belgium, 12 September 2023).

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22.- Presentation at the Green Mining Conference 2023 titled Minimising Coal Mining’s Impact on Biodiversity: Artificial Soils for Post-Mining Land Reclamation at the example of Poland and Slovenia  (University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 28 September 2023).

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23.- First paper of GreenJOBS in Energies titled Repurposing End-of-Life Coal Mines with Business Models Based on Renewable Energy and Circular Economy Technologies (November, 2023).

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24.- Second paper of GreenJOBS in Mining Report Glückauf titled Wind Power for the Transition at Coal Mines – Prospects and Problems (December, 2023).

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25.- A leaflet of GreenJOBS in Polish was delivered to better disseminate the project among Polish coal mining companies (December, 2023).

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26.- A checklist was delivered by GreenJOBS Project in Microsoft Forms to facilitate European coal mining companies to collect the information needed for the Assessment of renewable energy potential in underground coal mines (January, 2024).

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27.- Presentation at the GLOBAL METHANE FORUM 2024 at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) within “The 19th Session of the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition”, titled Report on activities by the Task Force on Safe Operations and Closure of Coal Mines (Geneva, Switzerland, 18 March 2024).

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