European Research Project, READJUST, Launches to Tackle Inequalities in Europe’s Green and Digital Future

As Europe works towards a greener and more digital future, concerns are growing that these fundamental shifts could exacerbate existing inequalities or create new ones. The policies driving this twin transition have already led to unforeseen disparities, particularly affecting vulnerable social groups and regions. For the transition to be successful, however, it must be fair and inclusive.

The newly launched EU-funded research project READJUST aims to address these issues. It will investigate, analyse, and propose concrete solutions to the inequalities arising from the EU’s green and digital transitions.

READJUST is committed to ensuring equitable access to the benefits of these transitions and aims to provide policymakers with the necessary tools and insights to mitigate potential negative impacts.

The project places particular emphasis on the mobility and agri-food sectors due to their environmental impact, relevance to everyday life, and potential for equitable change.

The European Union’s commitment to sustainability and digitalisation is crucial for addressing climate change and fostering economic innovation. However, policies in these fields can inadvertently exacerbate inequality, creating a divide between “winners” and “losers” across sectors like the labour market, education, and healthcare.

As READJUST project coordinator, Tristan de Wildt (YAGHMA), observes: “With READJUST, we recognise the vital importance of both digital and environmental transformation but also seek to ensure the twin transition benefits all parts of society and economy equally. To this end, READJUST is actively engaging with diverse stakeholders and pays special attention to vulnerable groups to ensure that the perspectives and needs of all are considered in the development of fairer and more just transition policies.”

Read the full press release on READJUST website.