The national resilience and recovery plans allow for a unique opportunity to deliver a just transition for the environmental, social, and economic sustainability the people in the EU demand. But the details of these plans and how they will be implemented will be crucial to beat the pandemic and enable a truly just and sustainable transition.
The agreement to raise 750 billion euros together as part of the NextGenerationEU Recovery Plan was a triumph of unity in the EU. It will enable the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to be mitigated and allow for necessary investments in the common cause of making our societies and economies resilient for current and future generations. Its primary mechanism, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), has been considered an unprecedented sign of solidarity among EU member states. It will make €672.5 billion in loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by member states to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.
What does recovery mean as we enter our second summer of the pandemic? And how can we ensure that it also tackles the other great challenge of our time: the climate crisis?
As the Greens, we believe that we need to ensure solidarity at the heart and at every level of the recovery. We are working to ensure that the burden to save European lives, jobs and economic systems must be shared, and that the most affected countries are adequately supported.
About the Green Screen
Through a series of online film screenings, the Green Screen project invites you to engage with contemporary debates on the future of Europe, post-COVID recovery and making our societies more resilient and sustainable. Created by the European Greens, it will explore topics such as the climate crisis, environmental and social justice, and democracy.
Each month, the Green Screen is dedicated to a key theme to build a better future for Europe. On the third week of each month, a film screening will be made available for free on our platform for 48 hours, on Wednesday and Thursday. Then, you can follow a live debate on an issue inspired by the film, which will take place on Thursdays at 19:00 CEST.
Learn more and sign up for email updates on the website of the Green Screen