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Sustainable employment and welfare support toolkit - Platform for coal regions in transition


Publication date
25 May 2020
Directorate-General for Energy


European coal regions have been facing the challenge of declining jobs in both coal mining and in coal-fired power plants over the last decades. Upcoming closures of mines and power plants put 160,000 jobs at risk (JRC 2018). This is a challenge to the economy for those regions, which strongly depend on coal.

The aim of this toolkit is to provide insights on how to accompany the labour market transition in coal and carbon-intensive regions, focusing on: providing short-term support for workers affected by labour market transition; providing medium- and longer-term actions that support employment and job- creation through regional diversification.


15 MAY 2020
Sustainable employment and welfare support toolkit
(1.23 MB - PDF)