The European Green Deal in a nutshell
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The European Green Deal in a nutshell

The European Green Deal provides policy framework intended to revolutionize the way the EU economy operates so that it is both decarbonized and competitive. The green transition poses major challenges for energy-intensive industries, such as the metal sector. For employers and employees in this sector, the Institute of Public Affairs has prepared a training package and a guide for implementing EGD in a company along just transition lines. The materials have been developed as part of the "Let's Get Green" project co-financed by the European Union.

The green transition is intended not only to help EU countries achieve their climate commitments, but also to create an opportunity for European companies to build competitiveness thanks to forward-looking solutions based on a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy.

Companies need knowledge to be able to take the challenge. 

A needs survey conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs, as well as project workshops, showed that employers and employees in the metal sector do not have enough knowledge about European climate policy, which will have a significant impact on the industry and its environment.

So we created a self-training package for them.  It is written in a simple language and available online as an e-course. In it, we present in a nutshell the European Green Deal, its goals, and the solutions and requirements that support the green transition. We give most attention  to the European policies and regulations that are relevant to industry, including the metal industry in particular. The package consists of three modules . The first one deals with the EEZ and related specific goals and strategies. In the second one, employers will find tips on how to make an enterprise greener with employee participation. From the third one, employees will learn how to get involved in the green transition.  The package is available at
The material may also be useful for other users who would like to gain knowledge about the European Green Deal in a compact and easy digestible form. (We also recommend a visit to the European Commission's website, where the most up-to-date information on the EGD and related documents can be found).

The package was developed as part of the Let's Get Green project. Social partners' joint action to enhance worker involvement in company-level implementation of the European Green Deal (Let's Get Green! Social partners' joint action to enhance worker involvement in company-level implementation of the European Green Deal). 

The leader of the project is the Federation of Trade Unions of Metalworkers and Steelworkers in Poland (FZZMiH), other project partners are the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), Sindikat Metalaca Hrvatse-industrijski Sindikat (Croatia), Fédération des Travailleurs de la Métallurgie - Confédération Générale du Travail- FMT-CGT (France), National Convention of Labour Agencies (Poland), and Federacao Intersindical das Industrias Metalurgicas, Qimicas, Electricas, Farmaceutica, Celulose, Papel, Grafica, Imprensa, Ene (Portugal) and Unia Poslodavaca Vojvodine (Serbia).

The project is co-financed by the European Union

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