Just Transition Fund 2021-2027 JTF Open!

Objectives

 The JTF shall contribute to the single specific objective of enabling regions and people to address the social, employment, economic and environmental impacts of the transition towards the Union’s 2030 targets for energy and climate and a climate-neutral economy of the Union by 2050, based on the Paris Agreement.

Actions

The JTF shall exclusively support the following activities:

  1. productive investments in SMEs, including microenterprises and start-ups, leading to economic diversification, modernisation and reconversion;
  2. investments in the creation of new firms, including through business incubators and consulting services, leading to job creation;
  3. investments in research and innovation activities, including by universities and public research organisations, and fostering the transfer of advanced technologies;
  4. investments in the deployment of technology as well as in systems and infrastructures for affordable clean energy, including energy storage technologies, and in greenhouse gas emission reduction;
  5. investments in renewable energy in accordance with Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, including the sustainability criteria set out therein, and in energy efficiency, including for the purposes of reducing energy poverty;
  6. investments in smart and sustainable local mobility, including decarbonisation of the local transport sector and its infrastructure;
  7. rehabilitation and upgrade of district heating networks with a view to improving energy efficiency of district heating systems and investments in heat production provided that the heat production installations are supplied exclusively by renewable energy sources;
  8. investments in digitalisation, digital innovation and digital connectivity;
  9. investments in regeneration and decontamination of brownfield sites, land restoration and including, where necessary, green infrastructure and repurposing projects, taking into account the ‘polluter pays’ principle;
  10. investments in enhancing the circular economy, including through waste prevention, reduction, resource efficiency, reuse, repair and recycling;
  11. upskilling and reskilling of workers and jobseekers;
  12. job-search assistance to jobseekers;
  13. active inclusion of jobseekers;
  14. technical assistance;
  15. other activities in the areas of education and social inclusion including, where duly justified, investments in infrastructure for the purposes of training centres, child- and elderly-care facilities as indicated in territorial just transition plans

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 17.500,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

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