12:30 - 18:30
FEPS HQ, Brussels (Closed-door)
Territorial Just Transition Plans

In order to give you access to our events, FEPS processes your personal data together with any other organiser of this event mentioned in the description of the event and in accordance with 'FEPS’ data protection policy.

The Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs) are part of the Just Transition Mechanism adopted in the context of the European Green Deal in 2019. The submission of the TJTPs and the process of drafting them have revealed significant divergences with regard to their inclusiveness and detail.

This closed-door event was an opportunity for people working on the TJTPs to meet and discuss these discrepancies. Experts, campaigners, members of civil society and decision makers from the local to EU level gathered to provide invaluable insights on the lay of the land. 

As the plans are entering the implementation phase, policymakers and civil society representatives can benefit from academic work that singles out the factors that led to successful and inclusive transitions in past contexts, in order to contribute to and further scrutinize the implementation of the plans. Notably, key answers were provided to the following questions: 

  • What lessons can be drawn from past regional transition processes for the implementation phase of the TJTPs?
  • Which criteria can be used to differentiate successful from unsuccessful transitions?
  • Which channels of influence and strategies can progressive actors like unions and civil society organizations adopt to make their voices heard?

Workshops analyzing the scale and type of transition at work in different contexts, and its interlinkage with European social policy, complemented the work presented. Space was given to sharing information and experiences around thematic clusters such as transparency, inclusiveness, capacity-building, and strategy.

The event ended with a panel of institutional representatives on the direction of travel for European social policy in the context of the Territorial Just Transition Plans, with the goal of achieving policy coherence as a precondition for viewing TJTPs as a springboard to a broader reorientation of EU policies.

Territorial Just Transition Plans: Stakeholder meeting


• Mikael Leyi, SOLIDAR Secretary General
• Claudia Detsch, FES Just Climate Competence Centre

Analysis of the TJTPs: What kind and what scale of transition?
• Michiel Stapper, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
• Katie Treadwell, WWF, Senior Energy Policy Officer
• Sander Happaerts, Just Transition Fund, European Commission, Policy coordinator
Open exchange with participants
Moderation: Jens Hunsbeth Schreuder, CEE BankWatch, EU Just Transition Policy Officer

Territorial justice for a socially inclusive transition
• Sotiria Theodoropoulou, Head of unit European economic, employment and social policies / Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute
• David Rinaldi, FEPS Director of Studies and Policy

CEE Bankwatch Network
World Wildlife Fund
Find all related publications

The real effects of Next Generation EU

Recovery Watch Series

A positive narrative for a Just Transition

An approach to a more people-centred communication

Ecosocial food policies – proposal for a new social-democratic approach

FEPS YAN series

How can RepowerEU consolidate recovery?

Recovery Watch series
Find all related events
FEPS HQ, Brussels

Advancing an Energy Minimum Right

FEPS HQ, Brussels

A new narrative for a just transition?

Policy study launch
29 - 30/04/2024
Madrid, Spain

Triple transition: How to govern and deliver social progress?

Launch of the 15th Next Left Focus Group
Find all related news

Spanish Minister Teresa Ribera awarded FEPS ‘Progressive Person of the Year’


A new social contract for the well-being of people and the planet

Call to action on Just Transition

New study on how and why social issues have increased in prominence during the EP negotiations

Progress towards inclusive economic transition but need for further improvements in terminology and framing of vulnerable groups

New manifesto giving international impetus to Lula da Silva’s environmental policy

FEPS President, among the 50 scientists and former politicians from Brazil and Portugal who signed the manifesto
Find all related in the media
In the media

Orbánov boj z zunanjim sovražnikom ni bil kos inflaciji

by DELO 28/05/2024
In an article in Delo, László Andor criticises Viktor Orbán government's economic policies, such as not allowing Hungary to join the euro area, which he believes would have helped curb inflation. He also criticises the government for blaming external enemies such as the President of the European Commission, to cover up its own failures.

Ласло Андор: Европа трябва да създаде нов модел за икономически растеж

by dir.bg 14/03/2024
'Europe must create a new model for economic growth'. Interview by Laszlo Andor, FEPS Secretary General

Цената на прехода – зелен, дигитален и демографски

by BNT 13/03/2024
'The cost of transition - green, digital and demographic' BNT Interview with László Andor about the three major transformations the world is facing.

Teresa Ribera, premiada por su labor en política internacional

by El Plural 26/01/2024
Teresa Ribera has been recognized by FEPS with the 'Progressive Person of the Year' award during the launch of the 'Progressive Yearbook.' Article by El Plural