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Living with water in Limburg: Frans Timmermans in conversation with young people about climate adaptation

15 July 2023 | 14:3020:00

| Spoken language: Dutch


Please note that this event is in Dutch.

Flooding and flooding caused great suffering and damage in Limburg, Germany and Belgium in July 2021. The water caused fatalities in Belgium and Germany and throughout the affected area, homes became uninhabitable and many businesses and shop premises suffered major damage.

Two years after these events, on Saturday 15 July 2023, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will visit the municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul, one of the hardest hit areas in Dutch Limburg. As the person responsible for the Green Deal, he will discuss with young people from Limburg how they can play a role in climate adaptation so that we are better prepared for future floods. Earlier that day, Timmermans will visit the affected areas in Belgium and Germany.

Between 14:30 and 16:00, young people (aged 16-30) will engage in a discussion in a world café setting. From 16:30 to 17:30, they will have the chance to ask questions to Frans Timmermans for an hour. At 17:45, it will be time for a communal, vegetarian dinner.

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14:00: Reception
14:30: Welcome and introduction by mayor of Valkenburg aan de Geul Daan Prevoo
15:00: Group discussions in world café-setting
16:00: Break
16:30: Q&A with Frans Timmermans
17:30: Group pictures
17:45: Vegan dinner
19:45: End of the event

The event will be moderated by Job Zomerplaag, programme maker at Studio Europa Maastricht. The group discussions will be moderated by Fons Janssen and Laura de Vries, both ambassadors of the European Climate Pact.

The event is a collaboration between the European Commission, the Municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul and Studio Europa Maastricht.

Photo: Dirk Hol, ANP

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15 July 2023


Studio Europa Maastricht
Europese Commissie
Gemeente Valkenburg aan de Geul


Plenkertstraat 50
Valkenburg, Limburg 6301 GM Netherlands
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