Road to Recovery

Athens, Greece – 09 Feb 2024

Welcome

Background

As part of a wide-ranging response, the aim of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic and make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions.

Currently, most National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) are approved and implementation is underway in the Member States.

According to the Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation, the European Parliament (EP) has an important role in the monitoring of the implementation of the Facility. It is for this reason that the Conference of Presidents has established an EP Working Group on the monitoring of the RRF.

Objectives

  • Support the EPP Mayors, regional and local representatives
  • Increase awareness of the Resilience and Recovery Facility in the EU Member States
  • Explain the scope, objectives, targets and intended outcome of RRF projects and reforms
  • Explain and make aware that all RRF money is coming from the EU
  • Raise awareness of EU help in Member States
  • Ensure that EPP Mayors, regional and local representatives express their point of view as regards their involvement in the drawing up and implementation of NRRP
  • Provide support to EPP Mayors, regional and local representatives in highlighting shortcomings in the drawing up and implementation of NRRP and – where relevant – previous policy shortcomings by the government that have accelerated the crisis
  • Provide a platform for citizens, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders as regards the process of drawing up and implementation of NRRP
  • Promote the NRRP by highlighting the benefits of the reforms and investments for the development of the targeted Member States. Highlight specific investment projects implemented through the RRF

SPEAKERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

ASIMAKOPOULOU, Anna-Michelle
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ASIMAKOPOULOU, Anna-Michelle

Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG)

GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd
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GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd

President of West Pomerania Region

HATZIDAKIS, Kostis
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HATZIDAKIS, Kostis

Minister of National Economy and Finance

JONKMAN, Rob
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JONKMAN, Rob

Alderman of the municipality of Opsterland, Netherlands

KERAMEUS, Niki
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KERAMEUS, Niki

Minister of the Interior

MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis
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MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis

Head of the Greek Delegation in the EPP Group

MITSOTAKIS, Kyriakos
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MITSOTAKIS, Kyriakos

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
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MUREŞAN, Siegfried

Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)

OLBRYCHT, Jan
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OLBRYCHT, Jan

Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

PAPASTAVROU, Stavros
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PAPASTAVROU, Stavros

Minister of State

PLENKOVIĆ, Andrej
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PLENKOVIĆ, Andrej

Prime Minister of Croatia

SCHINAS, Margaritis
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SCHINAS, Margaritis

European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life

SKERTSOS, Akis
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SKERTSOS, Akis

Minister of State

SKYLAKAKIS, Theodoros
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SKYLAKAKIS, Theodoros

Minister of Environment and Energy

SYRENGELA, Maria
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SYRENGELA, Maria

Secretary of the Political Committee of Nea Demokratia

TRZASKOWSKI, Rafał
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TRZASKOWSKI, Rafał

Mayor of Warsaw

TZITZIKOSTAS, Apostolos
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TZITZIKOSTAS, Apostolos

Governor of Central Macedonia

WEBER, Manfred
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WEBER, Manfred

Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

ZACHARAKI, Sofia
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ZACHARAKI, Sofia

Minister of Social Cohesion and Family Affairs

PROGRAM

Registration of Participants

30 min

Welcome

Welcome by:

  • Vangelis MEIMARAKIS

10 min

MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis
MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group responsible for the relations with the National Parliaments | Head of the Greek Delegation in the EPP Group

Introductory Remarks

Introductory remarks by:

Siegfried MUREŞAN

10 min

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
MUREŞAN, Siegfried

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP) | Chairman of the Working Group for Budget and Structural Policies

Opening Speech

Opening speech:

  • Margaritis SCHINAS

20 min

SCHINAS, Margaritis
SCHINAS, Margaritis

Vice-president of the European Commission | European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life

Panel I

RRF investments to boost a green, digital and resilient economy and promote social cohesion

Moderated by:

  • Anna Michel ASSIMAKOPOULOU

Opening by:

  • Olgierd GEBLEWICZ

Speakers:

  • Kostis HATZIDAKIS
  • Theodoros SKYLAKAKIS
  • Sofia ZACHARAKI
  • Stavros PAPASTAVROU

Debate

1h 10m

ASIMAKOPOULOU, Anna-Michelle
ASIMAKOPOULOU, Anna-Michelle

MEP | Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG)

GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd
GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd

President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions | President of West Pomerania Region

HATZIDAKIS, Kostis
HATZIDAKIS, Kostis

Minister of National Economy and Finance

SKYLAKAKIS, Theodoros
SKYLAKAKIS, Theodoros

Minister of Environment and Energy

ZACHARAKI, Sofia
ZACHARAKI, Sofia

Minister of Social Cohesion and Family Affairs

PAPASTAVROU, Stavros
PAPASTAVROU, Stavros

Minister of State

Coffee Break

30 min

Panel II

The role of regional and local authorities in the design and implementation of the Recovery Plan

Moderated by:

  • Jan OLBRYCHT

Intervention by:

  • Maria SYRENGELA

Opening by:

  • Rob JONKMAN
  • Rafał TRZASKOWSKI

Speakers:

  • Niki KERAMEUS
  • Akis SKERTSOS
  • Apostolos TZITZIKOSTAS

Debate

 

 

1h 10m

OLBRYCHT, Jan
OLBRYCHT, Jan

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

SYRENGELA, Maria
SYRENGELA, Maria

MP | Secretary of the Political Committee of Nea Demokratia

JONKMAN, Rob
JONKMAN, Rob

Alderman of the municipality of Opsterland, Netherlands, Member of EPP-CoR

TRZASKOWSKI, Rafał
TRZASKOWSKI, Rafał

Mayor of Warsaw | EPP-CoR Group

KERAMEUS, Niki
KERAMEUS, Niki

Minister of the Interior

SKERTSOS, Akis
SKERTSOS, Akis

Minister of State

TZITZIKOSTAS, Apostolos
TZITZIKOSTAS, Apostolos

Governor of Central Macedonia | First Vice-President of the CoR | Member of EPP-CoR

Political Debate

Moderated by:

  • Siegfried MUREŞAN

Speakers:

  • Kyriakos MITSOTAKIS
  • Andrej PLENKOVIĆ
  • Manfred WEBER

1 hour

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
MUREŞAN, Siegfried

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP) | Chairman of the Working Group for Budget and Structural Policies

MITSOTAKIS, Kyriakos
MITSOTAKIS, Kyriakos

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic | President of Nea Demokratia

PLENKOVIĆ, Andrej
PLENKOVIĆ, Andrej

Prime Minister of Croatia

WEBER, Manfred
WEBER, Manfred

Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks:

  • Vangelis MEIMARAKIS

10 min

MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis
MEIMARAKIS, Vangelis

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group responsible for the relations with the National Parliaments | Head of the Greek Delegation in the EPP Group

DOCUMENTS

Final Program

Program Conference on “Road to Recovery”

09 February 2024
09:00-13:30 (EET)
ATHENS, Greece
Location : Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens
Interpretation: EN EL

VENUE

Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens

Leof. Andrea Siggrou 89-93,
Athina 117 45

REGISTER

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COUNTRIES

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SPEAKERS

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PROGRAMS

TEAM

LASKAVA, Andrea
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LASKAVA, Andrea

Director

TROJANOWSKI, Marcin
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TROJANOWSKI, Marcin

Head of EPP Group Network Unit

VASILE, Gina
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VASILE, Gina

Policy Adviser

ALVAREZ DE VELASCO, Cristina
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ALVAREZ DE VELASCO, Cristina

Assistant

ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk
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ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk

Assistant

PORRETTA, Alessia
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PORRETTA, Alessia

Senior Assistant

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