A just energy transition for workers: tapping into a century of ideas

Policy paper and event video in cooperation with the EPC

In 2021 the European Policy Centre and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung have engaged together in the project ‘A just energy transition: tapping into a century of ideas’. It was nourrished by two expert workshops on the aspects of procedural and distributional justice of the transition which fed into a policy paper. It analyses different energy transitions from the past. The lessons learned are then applied to the current EU policy framework. This allows to draw a series of conclusions and recommendations.

The paper was finally presented and discussed with the public on 30 November 2021. For the video and Euractive coverage see below.

The publication can be downloaded here.

The EU’s energy transition, from fossil fuels to an energy-efficient and renewables-based system will change, not only how energy is produced, but also how people use energy. This transition will have a major impact on workers across different sectors, affecting their respective communities and regions. While this is an enormous transition, it is not the first. European history shows numerous successful and cautionary examples of past energy and industrial transitions, which offer valuable lessons for the EU and the member states as they explore ways of managing the ongoing energy transition, so that no one will be left behind.

The video of the public event is available here.

Read the coverage of our event also on Euractiv.com

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