Achieving a JUST EU energy transition

Project overview

AdJUST is a transdisciplinary European consortium whose objective is to achieve a step change in societal understanding of the distributive repercussions of the transition to climate neutrality, and to identify effective and actively-supported policy interventions to accompany climate action so that no-one is left behind.

AdJUST project developed a Manifesto – a pact between the partners to create a common vision on Just Energy Transition”


Increase societal support for climate transition strategies by actively engaging stakeholders in the development of a shared and actionable vision of the EU Just Transition.

Quantify the distributional and competitiveness impacts of climate mitigation policies and transitional assistance measures on households, workers, businesses, regions, sectors and the macro-economy—and assess stakeholders' responses to these impacts and measures

Understand the gaps in capacity and motivation of public bodies to implement a Just Transition and identifying actions to overcome them.

Promote a context-specific menu of feasible, fair, efficient and inclusive procedural and transitional assistance measures supporting the achievement of a carbon-neutral society in the EU and key selected countries.

Work packages

WP1 – Building a shared vision and narratives for the just transition

WP1 contributes to the overall project’s objective by finding a common understanding of Just Transitions, that includes multiple stakeholder perspectives. It increases the relevance and legitimacy of the project research through systematic stakeholder engagement and dialogue; it provides a common ground for all research-related dissemination and communication activities in the project.

WP2 – Just transition for EU industries and workers: Impacts on competitiveness and labor markets

WP2 employs quantitative and qualitative tools (e.g. surveys, interviews, climate-energy-economy models and econometric analysis) to showcase the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition for EU firms, sectors and labor markets.

WP3 - Towards a Just Transition that leaves no citizen or household behind

WP3 quantifies the social distributional impacts and explores possible co-benefits of climate policy on households and individuals, combining analysis at the EU level and in the focus regions

WP4 - Understanding the gaps in capacity, credibility and motivation of public bodies to implement a Just Transition and identifying actions to overcome them

WP4 analyses the capacities and motivations of public bodies to formulate and implement policies and projects to decarbonize the economy in a just and timely way; it identifies what can be done to increase their ability to do so.

WP5 - Synthesis, dissemination and communication

WP5 will synthesize project findings, monitor and maximise the project’s impacts through the C&D&E Plan activities, and ensure that intellectual property rights (IPR) are observed and fully exploited.

WP6 - Management and coordination

WP6 effectively manages and monitors the project’s activities, ensures legal, financial and administrative management of the project, in compliance with the contractual obligations and in terms of guaranteeing the timely concretization of the work plan and promised results.


Wider Network

Research Network on Energy Workforce Transitions (ReNEWT

ClimAte Policy AcceptaBiLity Economic framework (CAPABLE)

Evidence-Based Assessment for the Design of the German Energy System Transformation (ARIADNE)

Sister projects

Bridging Organizations and marginalized communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in EuRope (BOLSTER)

Just Transition Policies Co-Created with Communities (TANDEM)