This final chapter summarises the key findings from this work. It includes the conclusions drawn from the research and fieldwork as well as a set of recommendations, packaged as a roadmap for cities. This draws upon the shared characteristics of most effective UIA cities promoting Just Transitions through their work on jobs, skills, and emerging green sectors.
The roadmap has been produced to support other cities looking to learn from the UIA experience. At a systemic level, it is also encouraging to note that the successor programme, European Urban Initiative-Innovative Actions (IA-EUI), will also comprise (b1) support of capacity building and (b2) support of knowledge building, territorial impact assessments, policy development and communication, therefore there will be greater scope to replicate future successful innovations that promote Just Transitions. The new EUI structure should also support closer links between the innovation fund and mainstream Cohesion Policy programmes, enhancing the potential for scaling and mainstreaming.