The KOMAG Institute of Mining Technology cordially invites you to take part in the KOMTECH Conference, which will be held from 10 to 12 October this year in Szczyrk.

The objective of the International Scientific-and-Technical Conference on Just Transition of Post-Mining Areas includes an active discussion and an exchange of experience in the scope of activities oriented onto the Just Transition of the Silesia Region and a familiarization with experts’ experience from the countries which were subject to transition processes, related to a reduction of mining activities, during the past years.

The Conference will concern Just Transition in several aspects. Invited guest-speakers will discuss both the effects of social transition, the issues of economic aspects related to activities of companies collaborating with the mining sector and technological challenges in closed-down mines. Some possibilities of transforming the mining plants to be closed down into enterprises generating and storing green energy will be discussed during the Conference.

A transition of the European economy towards greener and climate more friendly one belongs to the most important tasks determined by the European Union. It is a particularly big challenge for mining regions as regards technological challenges as well as social or economic ones. The transition process incorporates a liquidation of underground workings’ and surface infrastructure and also a series of indispensable actions oriented onto a restitution of the natural environment and a protection of the mine against hazards, which may occur after a termination of its exploitation.

The conference objective also embraces a use of European Countries’ experience in the scope of reducing electric energy generation from hard coal and lignite according to the Green Deal guidelines – recommendations for the process stake-holders.