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Repowering the recovery : RRF one year on

One year after the endorsement of the first Recovery and Resilience Plan by the European Commission, it is time to give a first assessment of how this programme has delivered so far. The RRF remains an excellent economic tool for ensuring the recovery of EU economies from the COVID19 pandemic, and it is pivotal to the EU’s energy transition. However, limitations have emerged in implementation - mainly relating to the green spending target and the respect of the DNSH principle, the gender impact and the engagement of local authorities and the civil society. With this event, the Greens/EFA group at the European Parliament intends to hold an open and in-depth discussion on how to address these shortcomings, especially in light of the Commission’s proposal of RRF becoming an integral part of the REPowerEU.

The event takes place between 14:00 and 16:30 CET
Interpretation will be provided in Italian



14:00-14:30  Institutional Exchange: Lessons Learnt from One Year of RRF Implementation

Moderator: Damian BOESELAGER, Member of the European Parliament


  • Eric VON BRESKA, Director, Recovery and Resilience Task Force (RECOVER), European Commission
  • Marta HIRSCH-ZIEMBINSKA, Principal Adviser on Charter compliance in the Directorate of Inquiries, EU Ombudsman
  • Albert CASTELLANOS MADUELL, Secretary of Business and Competitiveness, Ministry of Business and Labour, Catalan Government

Interventions by Alexandra GEESE, Rosa D’AMATO, Ernest URTASUN and other MEPs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament 

14:30-15:10  Green spending and DNSH in the RRF

Chair: Jordi SOLÉ, Member of the European Parliament


  • Anelia STEFANOVA, Bankwatch
  • Elena GEREBIZZA, ReCommon (Italy)
  • Speaker from Greek local NGO (tbd)

15:10-15:50  The RRF and Gender Equality : Presentation of an Independent Impact Assessment

Chair: Alexandra GEESE, Member of the European Parliament


  • Lídia FARRÉ (Spain)
  • Giovanna BADALASSI (Italy)
  • Christina STOCKFISCH, DGB - German Trade Union Confederation

15:50-16:30 Transparency and participation

Chair: Rosa D’AMATO, Member of the European Parliament


  • Giovanni CASALE, Advisor, European Trade Unions Confederation
  • Valentina GUERRA, SMEunited
  • Gianfranco VIESTI, professor, University of Bari



Green jobs
Press release
Sasha Popovic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Catalonia Protest
Position Paper

Responsible MEPs

Damian Boeselager
Damian Boeselager
Rosa D’Amato
Rosa D’Amato
Alexandra Geese
Alexandra Geese
Ernest Urtasun
Ernest Urtasun

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