Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Toolkit
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General Frame of IDEA Project

As the European Union is going through a green renovation process, aiming at becoming climate neutral by 2050, many sectors will be affected, and Circular Economy will become ever more important in people’s daily lives.

According to OECD 2020 Labour market consequences of a transition to a circular economy: A review paper, the impact of Circular Economy and resource efficiency will bring improvements in the employment rates and improve the conditions in terms of quality, duration and gender aspects of the jobs created.


Some studies analyzed by the report also conclude that green jobs require some up-skilling of labor forces, rather than a complete re-skilling. Nowadays, the topic of skill development has been developing particularly throughout Europe.

As stated in the European Skills Agenda, the green and digital transitions are reshaping the way we live, work and interact. The EU’s move to a resource efficient, circular, digitised and climate neutral economy are expected to create new jobs, while other jobs will change or even disappear.