Road to Recovery

Kosice, Slovakia – 26 May 2023

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

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BILČÍK, Vladimír
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BILČÍK, Vladimír

MEP

DZURINDA, Mikuláš
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DZURINDA, Mikuláš

Former Prime Minister

GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd
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GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd

President of West Pomerania Region

GURBÁĽOVÁ, Lucia
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GURBÁĽOVÁ, Lucia

Vice-Mayor of Košice

HEGER, Eduard
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HEGER, Eduard

Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

JANČÍK, Ľuboš
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JANČÍK, Ľuboš

State Secretary of Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

JONKMAN, Rob
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JONKMAN, Rob

Alderman of the municipality of Opsterland, Netherlands

KIRAĽVARGA, Miroslav
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KIRAĽVARGA, Miroslav

President of the National Employers Union

MELKUMYAN, Arsen
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MELKUMYAN, Arsen

Deputy Chairman of Uzhorod City Council, Ukraine

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

OĽHA, František
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OĽHA, František

Mayor of Prešov

OROS, Roman
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OROS, Roman

Head of the Business and Marketing Department of the Cassovia New Industry Cluster

POLAČEK, Jaroslav
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POLAČEK, Jaroslav

Mayor of Košice

POLLÁK, Peter
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POLLÁK, Peter

MEP

SRŠEŇ, Radim
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SRŠEŇ, Radim

Deputy Minister of regional affairs Mayor of the Municipality of Dolní Studénky, Czech Republic

ŠTEFANEC, Ivan
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ŠTEFANEC, Ivan

Head of the Slovak delegation in the EPP Group

STRNÁL, Michal
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STRNÁL, Michal

Mayor of Oravská Polhora

PROGRAM

Registration of Participants

30 min

Welcome

Welcome by Ivan ŠTEFANEC, Jaroslav POLAČEK and Lucia GURBÁĽOVÁ

20 min

ŠTEFANEC, Ivan
ŠTEFANEC, Ivan

MEP, Head of the Slovak delegation in the EPP Group

POLAČEK, Jaroslav
POLAČEK, Jaroslav

Mayor of Košice

GURBÁĽOVÁ, Lucia
GURBÁĽOVÁ, Lucia

Vice-Mayor of Košice, President of the KDH for Košice region

Introductory Remarks

Introductory remarks by Siegfried MUREŞAN MEP

10 min

Belém Conference Room

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

Keynote Speech

Keynote speech by Eduard HEGER

30 min

HEGER, Eduard
HEGER, Eduard

Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

Panel I

Panel I
Involvement of local authorities in the design and implementation of the Recovery Plan: lessons learnt

Moderated by

  • Jan OLBRYCHT

Opening by

  • Rob JONKMAN

Special intervention by

  • Ľuboš JANČÍK

Speakers

  • Arsen MELKUMYAN
  • Peter POLLÁK
  • František OĽHA

Open debate

1h 20m

OLBRYCHT, Jan
OLBRYCHT, Jan

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

JONKMAN, Rob
JONKMAN, Rob

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

JANČÍK, Ľuboš
JANČÍK, Ľuboš

State Secretary of Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic

MELKUMYAN, Arsen
MELKUMYAN, Arsen

Deputy Chairman of Uzhorod City Council, Ukraine

POLLÁK, Peter
POLLÁK, Peter

MEP, Committee on Regional Development

OĽHA, František
OĽHA, František

Mayor of Prešov

Coffee Break

30 m

Panel II

Panel II

Enhancing digital and sustainable transformation: key to a speedy recovery, competitiveness and jobs

Moderated by

  • Olgierd GEBLEWICZ

Opening by

  • Radim SRŠEŇ

Special intervention by

  • Mikuláš DZURINDA

Speakers

  • Michal STRNÁL
  • Vladimír BILČÍK
  • Roman OROS
  • Miroslav KIRAĽVARGA

Open debate

1h 20m

GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd
GEBLEWICZ, Olgierd

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

SRŠEŇ, Radim
SRŠEŇ, Radim

Deputy Minister of regional affairs Mayor of the Municipality of Dolní Studénky, Czech Republic, Member of EPP-CoR

DZURINDA, Mikuláš
DZURINDA, Mikuláš

Former Prime Minister of Slovakia, President of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES)

STRNÁL, Michal
STRNÁL, Michal

Mayor of Oravská Polhora, (candidate on Chairman of the Association of Cities)

BILČÍK, Vladimír
BILČÍK, Vladimír

MEP, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

OROS, Roman
OROS, Roman

Head of the Business and Marketing Department of the Cassovia New Industry Cluster (CNIC), Member of Board of Directors

KIRAĽVARGA, Miroslav
KIRAĽVARGA, Miroslav

President of the National Employers Union

Concluding Remarks

Concluding remarks by Siegfried MUREŞAN

20 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

Lunch

Lunch

1 hour

Kasárne Kulturpark

DOCUMENTS

Final Program

Report

Košice, Slovakia
26 May 2023

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Next Generation EU (NGEU) delivery – How are the Member States doing?

Slovakia’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan
Latest state of play

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Program Conference on “Road to Recovery”

26 May 2023
08:30-13:30 CET
Kosice, Slovakia
Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2
Interpretation: EN SK

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Kasárne Kulturpark

Kasárne Kulturpark

Kukučínova 2
04001 Kosice
Slovakia

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    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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