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Welcome to the Online Survey


The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is one of the pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism implemented under cohesion policy. The aims of the JTF are to mitigate the adverse effects of the climate transition by supporting the most affected territories and workers concerned and to promote a balanced socio-economic transition.

Regions facing similar economic and technological challenges can therefore benefit greatly from sharing knowledge and experiences – and this is where we are looking for your input. As part of coordinating these efforts, we have set up a short survey to collect some insights from on the following areas: (successful) policy approaches and (individual) projects.

Your input in assisting us with collecting the relevant information is extremely relevant and would contribute to the content creation of the new
Just Transition Platform Knowledge-repository section.

We would like to ask you to participate in the survey by taking about 10 minutes and answering the questions in the survey below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Project Lead at markus.zock@prognos.com

We thank you in advance for your valuable support!

Secretariat of the Just Transition Platform


Background Information


1) Policy Approaches

Policy approaches can constitute an important source of inspiration for regions of comparable economic and technological structure, given that they face similar transition challenges.

The types of activities that result in the identification of policy approaches are rather broad and focus on the national, regional, or local level supporting a just transition. We are interested in the examples of policy approaches from the EU and successful just transition “stories” from outside the EU (e.g., Australia, Canada, US) that can then serve as an inspiration for the European regions and Member States.

The examples of policy approaches can include among others:

  • Design of a transition strategy (transition strategies in carbon-intensive regions).
  • Design of an implementing system for a Territorial Just Transition Plan (e.g. referring to a carbon-intensive sector such as a circular economy system within the chemical sector).
  • Policy measures supporting economic diversification in affected regions (e.g. providing support to productive investments in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises)
  • Policy measures supporting demographic challenges related to transition (e.g. protecting citizens who are most vulnerable to the climate transition through, such as ensuring women’s labour market participation and entrepreneurship in line with the transition)
  • Approaches to governance of the transition (e.g. successful stakeholder involvement from different categories, such as youth, academia, NGOs , SMEs etc.)

The sectoral focus of policy approaches is on carbon- intensive regions that are dependent on steel, cement and chemicals in particular. The approaches related to the coal sector are outside of the scope of this survey.


2) Projects

While the first category is more focussed on high-level policy approaches (national or regional within the EU and overseas), the analysis of projects aims to identify examples of successful individual projects (regional or local within the EU from the public and private sector). These projects can range from:

  • Projects supporting economic diversification in affected regions, i.e. projects supporting the restructuring of fossil fuel and energy intensive industries by helping SMEs create new economic / employment opportunities. 
  • Projects supporting skills development in affected regions, i.e. supporting the up- and reskilling of citizens most vulnerable to the climate transition through dedicated trainings and job-search assistance.
  • Projects supporting inclusive stakeholder involvement for communities affected by the restructuring of fossil fuel and energy intensive industries such as youth, academia, women, NGOs, i.e. activities in the areas of education and social inclusion.
  • Promising innovative technologies encouraging employment friendly pathways towards climate neutrality and diversification model in the affected regions and alleviate the impacts of the transition (in particular carbon-intensive sectors, such as steel, chemicals, cement, projects related to the coal sector are outside of our scope).