The Parliamentary Afternoon “The Role of Bioenergy for Energy Security and Climate Protection in the Danube Region - Contribution of Baden-Württemberg and Serbia” will be held on April 23rd 2015 at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels.

This event represents continuation of the political dialogue within the Bio-energy Partnership between Serbia and German state of Baden-Württemberg, established in September 2014 in cooperation with GIZ-DKTI Program: “Development of the sustainable bio-energy market in Serbia”.

The parliamentary afternoon aims to:

1.    Present the transnational cooperation of the bioenergy partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Serbia as contribution to the EU Action plan of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and impetus for other countries

2.    Identify key policy options for favourable framework conditions enhancing the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy

3.    Stress the importance of transnational cooperation for achieving ambitious renewable energy and climate targets while increasing energy security

4.    Gain insights from policy-makers about their view on how to develop the bioenergy as renewable energy bringing additional benefits for rural development

The parliamentary afternoon addresses members of the European Parliament and high level representatives of the European Commission, government officials from Serbia, private sector representatives, development organizations and transnational project consortia.

The high-ranking Serbian delegation is led by the Serbian Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Prof. Dr. Snežana Bogosavljević-Bošković. Besides the minister the Serbian delegation includes two state secretaries and two assistant ministries from the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection as from the Ministry of Mining and Energy, accompanied by the Members of Parliament of the Republic of Serbia.