Head, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission
All Sessions by Céline Gauer
The Economic Recovery
Recovery and Resilience Facility: will the key targets be lost in a sea of objectives?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This session focuses on the Recovery and Resilience Facility. Despite the official position that the RRF will focus on recovery from the impacts from COVID, the facility is being used to achieve a large number of EU objectives in the area of climate change, digitalisation, the economy, employment and other social challenges. This could lead to a lack of focus and potential mistargeting. This risks making the process to a box-ticking exercise and a diversion from the real need for structural reform that accompanies the investments. How can serious structural reforms in member states be achieved and the funds properly deployed to create the basis for a more resilient economy?