The social dimension of the European Green Deal
In the context of the ‘European Green Deal’, the EU has established the ‘Just Transition Mechanism’ (JTM), a financing and governance tool with the aim “to ensure that the transition towards a climate-neutral economy happens in a fair way, leaving no one behind” (EU Commission 2020). The projects is interested in the nature and shape of social policies within the JTM at the European and the national level. Which role does redistributive and productive social policy play in the JTM? How do the social policy measures interact with environmental policies at the EU level and in the member states? How do different actors in the member states engage with the JTM? These questions shall be addressed on the basis of an analysis of member states’ country reports, EU and domestic policy documents, and a series of expert interviews in selected member states.