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Igazságos és fenntartható átmenet a gépjárműipari régiók számára

Opinion Number: CDR 1449/2023
Rapporteur: SCHULZE Sven
Commission: COTER
Status: Adopted
Date: 11/10/2023
The need for a just transition mechanism for the automotive regions has been highlighted by the CoR opinion on the Regulation on CO2 emission standards for cars and vans (phase-out of the traditionally powered internal combustion engine). This decision will trigger a profound industrial and societal transformation of the automotive industry and our mobility system which will require policy and budgetary responses.
The CoR's "Automotive Regions Alliance" has been assigned an advisory role in the progress reporting until 2026 (in the above-mentioned Regulation). The voice of the automotive regions and the CoR also needs to feed into the discussion on the next MFF and a possible JTF 2.0.

The CoR's "Automotive Regions Alliance" needs to be supported by political positions of the CoR in order to reach the objectives it has been assigned in the Regulation on CO2 emission standards for cars and vans, where it was identified as one of the key stakeholders for reporting on needs, challenges and funding gaps for a just transition of the automotive regions.
At the same time, the opinion should also feed into the discussion in the European Parliament, where the REGI Committee is preparing an own-initiative report on this topic.

The Union needs to respond to major transformations of our regions that result from the need for a green economic transition. This will affect regions and citizens, territorial and social cohesion. The automotive regions' transition becomes highly relevant for the European automotive industry to remain competitive. This is why the European Committee of the Regions has been facilitating the founding of the "Automotive Regions Alliance (ARA)". The ARA has been identified in Regulation (EU) 2023/851 on strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles as a key partner for the European Commission in drafting the report on a transition towards a climate-neutral automotive industry. The CoR has been referred to explicitly in a legal text of the EU for the first time.



Adoption of draft REGI report

On 24 October, the REGI Committee adopted the own-initiative report "Reshaping the future framework of EU structural funds to support regions particularly affected by challenges related to the automotive, green and digital transitions" by MEP Susana Solis Perez. The opinion is closely following the CoR line how to successfully achieve a just transition,

24 Oct

EWRC Workshop "Automotive regions: a just and sustainable transition to reinforce ecosystems and harness talent"

During the "European Week of Regions and Cities" a workshop was held against the backdrop of Sven Schulze’s CoR opinion. It compared different regional strategies and innovative initiatives facilitating the post-industrial transition in automotive regions taking a multilevel governance approach. The debate, including Sven Schulze and regional representative from Valencia, Centre-Val de Loire and Waled covered topics such as EU financial support, sectoral restructuring, the future of hydrogen, upskilling and reskilling labour, and harnessing talent of all ages in the wake of the ongoing twin transition.

11 Oct

EP Conference "Regions in transition - the automotive challenge"

Many CoR members were present at the Conference "Regions in transition - the automotive challenge" taking place on 9 October 2023 at the European Parliament. Together with MEPs and representatives of the sector, they discussed possible regional and European transition strategies.

09 Oct
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