Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in Central and Eastern Europe
In this paper, CEE Bankwatch Network analyses the state of the TJTP’s design in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It first describes the formal design of the processes in each country, which, although similar, involve different actors and timelines. Bankwatch also take a look at how the working groups, set up to inform and design the plans, are currently functioning, and what they need to effectively influence the plans. In the next section, the paper analyses the instruments used in each region to ensure participation, highlighting what works well and what works less well. Finally, the paper concludes with recommendations for national authorities and the European Commission, based on the three biggest threats to the quality of the TJTPs: poor participation, a disproportionate influence of industry and a narrow focus on job creation.