28 November 2022

Transition Pathway for the Mobility Ecosystem

On 28 November 2022, the European Commission organised the first roundtable to launch the co-creation of the Transition Pathway for the Mobility Ecosystem and Ceemet was invited to address the panel on “The social dimension of the transition”.

The Transition Pathway for the Mobility Ecosystem has been established to ensure a just transition for all in the industrial sectors concerned, namely the automotive, the rail industry and shipbuilding. This co-creation process involves all stakeholders – from Member States at national and regional level to companies, trade unions, employers’ and industry associations but also NGOs – involved in the green transition with the aim that the EU economy remains globally competitive and resilient to crises. Its objective is to identify the challenges and opportunities of the Green transition as well as to develop forward-looking solutions and commitments to facilitate this transition.

In her intervention, Delphine Rudelli, Director General of Ceemet, highlighted that her organisation is part of the Just Transition Coalition for the automotive industry which called for several actions to be taken at European and national level, namely:

  • a mapping of employment impacts at company, regional and national levels to ensure effective skills intelligence and anticipation of change;
  • policy support and exchanges of best practices;
  • the involvement of social partners, including with negotiated transition plans at company, regional and sectoral levels, and the strengthening of social dialogue;
  • adequate resources for active labour market policies, including retraining and upskilling, through a dedicated fund for the mobility ecosystem.

“What is urgently needed is for all stakeholders to work together towards the identification of the skills needed to adapt to the green transformation”, stressed Delphine Rudelli “as between now and 2035 the time frame is limited for companies to react, especially for SMEs who rely on their main contractors”.