The Recovery and Resilience Facility will make available €672.5 billion to EU Member States to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic. Even if it does not target social services enough, the Social Employers invite you to have a close look at the draft national recovery plans developed in your own country.
From the €672.5 billion, up to €312.5 billion will be allocated in grants and €360 billion in loans. The aim is to support public investments and reforms to mitigate the economic and social impact of the pandemic and ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery that promotes the green and digital transitions.
The Recovery and Resilience Facility is the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU, the temporary instrument designed to boost the recovery. The Facility could also be an important opportunity for Member States to invest in social services and build up their resilience, so they can support those hit hardest by the pandemic, invest in the social services workforce, and better prepare for the future.
The Social Employers, together with 13 other organisations representing all forms of social services, cooperate since the beginning of the pandemic to obtain better support for the social services sector at EU level. We will continue working for a better recognition and for receiving the investments and support needed to promote an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Social Employers encourages you to have a look at the draft national recovery plan and communicate to your authorities your needs that could be better covered and take full advantage of the few opportunities the plan creates to invest in the recovery and resilience of social services.
More information on the Recovery and Resilience Facility HERE.