On 16th October 2023, organisations from 11 countries held the online kick-off meeting of the project 'GREENET: Accelerating the green transition in a fair and socially responsible way - the cases of the industrial, energy and transport sectors”, co-funded by the European Union under the Working Conditions and Social Dialogue programme.
The goal of the project is to promote a fair and green transition in the industrial, energy and transport sectors. In particular, the project aims to strengthen the capacity of cross-sectoral social partners operating in the energy, industry and transport sectors.
The event was attended by experts of the Institute of Public Affairs who, together with partners from Malta, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, North Macedonia and Portugal, discussed the objectives, working methodology and activities to be implemented over the next 20 months.
Małgorzata Koziarek, an analyst from the Institute of Public Affairs, discussed in detail the research we had planned to find out how the green transition is proceeding and what impact it is having on workers in the various countries and sectors. In addition to in-depth interviews with representatives of workers' and employers' organisations, the project partnership will carry out an international survey of workers to find out their needs and opinions on a just transition. The results of the survey will help us design the training for social partners that the Institute will organise in the next phase of the project.
The results of the research will help us design the training for the social partners to be carried out by the Institute in the following phase of the project.
We hope that through participation in the project the social partners will have an effective impact on the European social dialogue so as to make the transition to carbon neutrality in the European Union - given the risks of energy security and the impacts of COVID-19 - socially just and affordable for all European citizens and workers.
Project co-funded by the European Union