The OSE was contracted by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) to write a preliminary assessment of whether the European Green Deal (EGD) constitutes a suitable policy framework to combine environmental and economic objectives with the pursuit of social fairness, thus ensuring a just transition towards more sustainable economies and societies. The resulting Working paper focuses on two elements that appear crucial to the achievement of a socially just transition in the framework of the EGD. First, funding, with a focus on the EU taxonomy of sustainable economic activities. Second, governance arrangements, notably, the 2020 cycle of the European Semester.
OSE researchers involved in this project: Sebastiano Sabato (lead researcher), Boris Fronteddu and Bart Vanhercke.