Commission launches open public consultation on the Recovery and Resilience Facility
The European Commission has launched an open public consultation to gather views on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument at the heart of the NextGenerationEU recovery plan for Europe.
The RRF was established in February 2021, in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and since its creation it has had a transformative impact on Member States’ economies, delivering reforms and investments, fast-forwarding the green and digital transitions and increasing the Union’s overall resilience.
The implementation of the RRF is now fully underway and, to date, EUR 144 billion has already been paid out to Member States.
To take stock of the lessons learnt so far and in line with the legal requirements of the RRF Regulation (Article 32, Regulation (EU) 2021/241, the Commission is now carrying out a mid-term evaluation. It will assess, amongst other things, how the RRF is working on the ground, to what extent its objectives have been achieved to date, and how efficiently the funds disbursed have been spent. The findings of this consultation will be analysed and summarised in a synopsis report, and will feed into the mid-term evaluation report due in February 2024.
Citizens, social partners, and other stakeholders can provide feedback on the Have Your Say portal. The questionnaire is available in all EU languages and will be open for 12 weeks, until 8 June 2023.