Aims and scope
This toolkit gives practical guidance on how to accompany labour market transition in coal and carbon-intensive regions, and focuses on:
- providing short-term support for workers;
- providing medium- and longer-term actionsfor employment and job creation
Who is this toolkit for?
- Representatives of local and regional government.
- Social partners (representatives of employers and trade unions).
- Partner organisations in worker support services.
Why do we need this guidance?
The decline of jobs in coal-fired power plants and coal mines will continue or even accelerate in the future. In mono-industrial and industrial communities, a threat to the core industries will have severe economic consequences. These are relatively tightly-knit communities and the transition process needs to take into account that transition poses cultural and behavioural challenges. Different actions will be required depending on the pace of coal phase-out.
European Commission. (2020). Sustainable employment and welfare support. Retreived from https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/oil-gas-and-coal/EU-coal-regions/resources/sustainable-employment-and-welfare-support-toolkit_en