New 3-year Jean Monnet Network on EU Climate and Energy Governance

The Jean Monnet Network on Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times (GOVTRAN) addresses the critical transformation that the goal of providing clean energy to all Europeans and implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change implies. With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU, GOVTRAN provides a platform for a broad range of scholars interested in climate and energy governance in the European Union and actively fosters engagement with policymakers and the broader public in this field.

Over the next three years, GOVTRAN will sponsor a number of events across Europe (such as roundtable debates, webinars and lectures) and initiate a variety of publications and other outputs, including policy briefs, podcasts, special issues of journals, and an online course. Please do get in touch with us with any suggestions for joint initiatives in this respect!

The GOVTRAN network is managed by the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (lead), Ghent University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Eastern Finland.

Visit the project website ( to register for the GOVTRAN newsletter, to read about the two calls, and for all other information on this exciting new project. You can also follow GOVTRAN on Twitter and ResearchGate.


The first GOVTRAN Policy Brief, written by Dr. Seita Romppanen on How the new EU land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) Regulation affects EU Member States’ forest management. Find the Policy Brief here: