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Source: European Union

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) played a central role in bringing the consensual views of organised civil society in the EU to the attention of policymakers and contributing to the rapidly evolving economic policy response at European level.

We called for a quick and ambitious package of economic measures as a tangible expression of European solidarity and subsidiarity and welcomed the NextGenerationEU recovery plan proposed by the European Commission and its central pillar – the € 672 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility.

We believe that now is the time for the EU institutions to make decisive steps in approving swiftly the new Facility and putting in place the necessary implementation mechanisms at European and national level. We also believe that organised civil society in the EU has an important role to play in the successful implementation of the Facility and the national recovery and resilience plans.

Against this background, we are organising a thematic debate on this issue between European policymakers and civil society representatives.

Social media: #RRF; #NextGenerationEU

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