Civil Society and the Recovery and Resilience Plans

It has been almost a year since the pandemic hit Europe hard...resulting in the worst economic recession since the Second World War.
The EU has taken unprecedented steps in supporting its member states in the crisis, releasing billions of Euros to combat the effects of Covid-19.
EESC members acted fast and connected with all member states, discussing shortcomings and proposing specific measures.
Today the preparations to distribute huge amounts of money are taking place, sometimes behind closed doors and even more often with national governments not including civil society enough.
The participation of civil society can greatly contribute to the success of the EU recovery plans.
If the EU Recovery Plan is properly implemented, it could turn an obvious political crisis into profound progress for a stronger economy.


EESC Resolution on Recovery and Resilience Plans - February 2021