Spatial and industrial effects of the European Green Deal

Client/Funding Institution

Hans Böckler Stiftung


The European Green Deal and Industry 4.0 will lead to strong changes in the economic structure of Europe. This study aims to assess the future of digital and environmental changes, as well as their effects on industries, regions and employees in EU’s industrial core, consisting of Germany, Austria and the neighbouring countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The analysis focuses on changes in industrial structures, value chains and employee characteristics. The insights shall contribute to the development of strategic labour market and economic policies, thus enabling an active approach to the inherent structural change.


January 2021 - August 2022

wiiw team Leader

Roman Römisch

wiiw Staff

Veronika Janyrova, Stefan Jestl

Countries covered: European Union

Research Areas: Regional Development