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Recovery and Resilience Facility

The key instrument to help EU economies emerge stronger and more resilient from the Coronavirus crisis

Ensuring the EU is prepared for future challenges and opportunities

The centrepiece of NextGenerationEU is the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) - an instrument that provides grants and loans to support reforms and investments in the EU Member States.

Objectives and benefits

Part of a wide-ranging response, the Recovery and Resilience Facility helps

  • mitigate the pandemic’s economic and social impact
  • make sure Member States are more resilient, more sustainable and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions
  • achieve the EU target of climate neutrality by 2050
  • set Europe on a path of digital transition
  • create jobs and spur growth.

Our plan is worth €723 billion. It's the largest recovery project in Europe since the Marshall Plan. It's the recovery Europe needs now and for the future

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President
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The Facility provides funds for Member States to invest (2022 prices)

€385 billion
in loans
€338 billion
in grants
€723 billion
in total, to invest in reforms and projects

Discover what's happening in each Member State

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Green transition

focusing on green technologies and capacities - sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and renewables, climate change adaptation; circular economy; and biodiversity
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Policies for the next generation

improving access to and the quality of general, vocational, and higher education; focusing on digital education, early childhood education and care; supporting youth employment
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Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

promoting entrepreneurship, competitiveness, industrialisation; improving the business environment; fostering research, development and innovation, supporting small- and medium-sized businesses
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Digital transformation

promoting the roll-out of very high capacity networks, the digitalisation of public services, government processes, and businesses, in particular SMEs; developing basic and advanced digital skills; supporting digital-related R&D and the deployment of advanced technologies
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Social and territorial cohesion

improving social and territorial infrastructure and services, including social protection and welfare systems, the inclusion of disadvantaged groups; supporting employment and skills development; creating high-quality, stable jobs

How it works

Through the Facility, a temporary instrument, the Commission can raise funds - borrowing on the capital markets - to help Member States implement reforms and investments that

  • are in line with the EU’s priorities
  • address the challenges identified in country-specific recommendations under the European Semester framework of economic and social policy coordination.

The Facility entered into force in February 2021. It finances Member States’ reforms and investments, from the start of the pandemic in February 2020 through to the end of  December 2026. Member States submit their recovery and resilience plans  to the European Commission, setting out their planned reforms and investments to be implemented by end-2026, in order to receive financing up to the agreed allocation. 

View each Member State's national plans, planned reforms and investments

Related Links

Recovery plan for Europe

Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard