15 December 2020

The EU Just Transition Platform Terms of Reference

This document sets out the terms of reference, assumptions and conditions for the establishmentof an inclusive, accessible, multi-stakeholder platform to assist EU countries and regions to unlock the support available through the EU Just Transition Mechanism and to deliver a truly just transition for their territories.

It covers strategic issues such as vision, mission, objectives and scope, as well as operational issues such as stakeholders and their roles, deliverables, procedures for review, governance and support.

The Just Transition Platform should have a lead service – DG REGIO – but it should be defined clearly in conjunction with the Secretariat General how the other relevant services will contribute and be kept informed about the activities of the Platform.

The Just Transition Platform should in particular take lessons learned from the development of the Coal Regions in Transition Platform established in December 2017 but should include provision to be revised and improved as further lessons are learned from its operation in many different sectors and regions and as its potential scope increases through developments such as the adoption of the Recovery and Resilience Plans and the Territorial Just Transition Plans.