The policies guiding Europe’s journey towards sustainability and digitalization aim to create fair and inclusive growth. They are meant to turn the goals of the EU Green Deal and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into real results. However, these policies have had some unintended consequences. They have sometimes created new inequalities or made existing ones worse. That is where the READJUST project comes in: it recognises that local, national, and European authorities and decision-makers need tools and practical solutions to tackle such inequalities.
The READJUST project will provide options for policies that can balance efficiency and fairness in the green and digital transitions, in the areas of transportation and agriculture. To do this, READJUST will identify the inequalities caused by green and digital policies in both sectors and understand the undesired consequences behind them.
The project will create the READJUST Observatory, which includes tools such as a Policy Tracker Tool, an Inequality Index, and an Equality self-assessment tool. These tools will be tested with stakeholders who are dealing with these issues in practice, and the project will use the insights to create a roadmap for taking action on equality in the twin transition. READJUST will also work to convince policymakers to use these tools and help them learn how.
YAGHMA is leading the READJUST project, which is funded by the Horizon Europe programme, and is therefore responsible for ensuring that everything in the project goes as planned.
As a partner in the project, YAGHMA oversees the development of two AI-based tools for the READJUST Inequality Observatory:
- The Policy Tracker Tool: This tool will collect relevant policies, actions, and best practices. It will help understand how well these policies are performing and whether they are following the national and global goals for equality in the green and digital transitions.
- The Equality Self-assessment Tool: This tool allows policymakers to check how their policies are performing in terms of equality.
Our consortium partners are:
- VTT (FI)
- Fraunhofer (DE)
- EIT Food (European organisation based in BE)
- EIT Urban Mobility (European organisation based in DE)
- SOLIDAR (BE)
- EURICE (DE)
- University of Amsterdam (NL)
The project will start on the 1st of March 2024 with a total duration of 42 months.
Our contact persons in this project are:
Director and Senior Consultant
Organisation Support and Project assistant