16 maart 2023
Just Transition is the term used to describe the transition to a climate-neutral economy while securing the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities.Read more
Just Transition is the term used to describe the transition to a climate-neutral economy while securing the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities. A Just Transition to a climate-neutral economy provides and guarantees better and decent jobs, social protection, more training opportunities and greater job security for all workers affected by global warming and climate change policies.Read less
Where are the shortages, where are the workers? The drivers behind labour shortages in Europe and how to tackle them
European Employment and Social Rights Forum - The social dimension of the green transition
Tripartite Exchange Seminar 'Summer Forum'
A Just Transition at European level focuses on two core issues for transition, moving towards a green and digital Europe where no one will be left behind.Read more
A Just Transition at European level focuses on two core issues for transition, moving towards a green and digital Europe where no one will be left behind.
As a committed party to the Paris Climate Agreement, the EU submitted its long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in March 2020. It sets out the extent of the transition across sectors and regions and lays the ground for designing a just transition.
- European Commission: 2050 long-term strategy
Green and digital transition
At the heart of the EU’s long-term strategy is the European Green Deal, which is one of six European Commission priorities for 2019–2024. It will contribute to the financing of the transition that Europe faces through its Just Transition Mechanism.
Responding to the way digital technology is changing our lives, another Commission priority is to create a Europe fit for the digital age, leading the transition to a healthy planet and a new digital world through its European Digital Strategy.
Strong social Europe for just transitions
In January 2020, the European Commission presented its Communication ‘A strong social Europe for just transitions’. This vision to reinforce social Europe prepares the way for an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is the European social strategy to make sure that the ‘transitions of climate neutrality, digitalisation and demographic change are socially fair and just’.
Eurofound’s work related to the just transition links in with several of the Commission’s 2019–2024 priorities, and is highly relevant here.
- About Eurofound: EU priorities: Working for a strong social Europe
- European Commission: A European Green Deal
- European Commission: An economy that works for people
- European Commission: A Europe fit for the digital age
Eurofound's research is shaped by the key challenges for social cohesion and a just transition in a changing environment. It covers the areas of working conditions, industrial relations, employment and living conditions, providing evidence that can assist policy action.Read more
Eurofound's research is shaped by the key challenges for social cohesion and a just transition in a changing environment. It covers the areas of working conditions, industrial relations, employment and living conditions, providing evidence that can assist policy action. Main topics linked with the move towards a just transition include working conditions and sustainable work, employment and labour markets, digitalisation , the future of manufacturing, people’s living conditions and well-being, restructuring, skills and training, youth, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, among others. Research findings could potentially feed into the work of the Just Transition Platform, which assists EU Member States and regions to unlock the support available through the Just Transition Mechanism.
Eurofound will also collaborate with the European Environment Agency (EEA) on this topic. The EEA’s post-corona planet web hub offers access to the different initiatives, policies and research projects that link COVID-19 to the environment and climate change.Read less
Publications & dataTop
The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic.
- Publicaties (24)
- Lopende werkzaamheden (4)
Eurofound kent allerlei soorten publicaties, waaronder verslagen, beleidsnota’s, blogs, artikelen en presentaties.
Where are the shortages, where are the workers? The drivers behind labour shortages in Europe and how to tackle themEvenement 29 maart 2023
European Employment and Social Rights Forum - The social dimension of the green transitionEvenement 16 november 2022
Tackling energy poverty: EU approach & sharing best practicesEvenement 24 oktober 2022
Tripartite Exchange Seminar 'Summer Forum'Evenement 19 oktober 2022
The rise in cost of living and energy poverty: Social impact and policy responsesPresentation 14 oktober 2022
Informal Meeting of Employment and Social Affairs Ministers (EPSCO)Evenement 13 oktober 2022
The Europe of tomorrow: Gender equality and the economyEvenement 3 oktober 2022
Energy poverty looms as cost of living increases: Data behind the difficultiesBlog 3 augustus 2022
Shifting the focus from energy subsidies to reducing energy dependenceBlog 10 juni 2022
Hieronder staan links naar gegevens in verband met dit onderwerp.
Naar verschillende thema’s in verband met dit onderwerp wordt verder onderzoek gedaan. Deze worden hieronder vermeld, inclusief links naar binnenkort te verschijnen titels.
Impact of climate change and climate policies on living conditions, working conditions, employment and social dialogue: A conceptual frameworkPublication maart 2023
The future of telework and hybrid workPublication april 2023
Exploring the socioeconomic impact of the transition to a climate-neutral economy: A foresight approachPublication augustus 2023
Rural-urban polarisationPublication oktober 2023
Other ongoing projects:
- Backward looking – Convergence in environmental dimensions
- Forward looking – Socioeconomic impact of the transition to a low carbon economy
- Impact of the transition to a carbon neutral economy on employment and its effect on overall job quality