Responsibilities

The Recovery and Resilience Task Force (RECOVER) was established on 16 August 2020 within the European Commission’s Secretariat-General. RECOVER is responsible for steering the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and for coordinating the European Semester. RECOVER reports to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Céline Gauer, Deputy Secretary-General, is acting Head of RECOVER until the Head of the Task Force is appointed and takes up function. She is supported by a Principal Advisor as well as two Directorates

RECOVER works in close cooperation with the Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs to:

  • coordinate support to the Member States in the elaboration of their recovery and resilience plans;
  • engage with the Member States to ensure that the notified plans comply with the regulatory requirements set by the legislation and that the proposed reform and investment initiatives deliver on the objectives of the twin green and digital  transition, of recovery and resilience;
  • prepare the necessary implementing acts for the approval of the plans;
  • assess the progress made by the Member States in the implementation of the plans and analyse the periodic reports provided for by the legislation;
  • coordinate the European Semester in this period of time.

More information on the Commission’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus and its support to the EU recovery can be found here.

Leadership and organisation

Acting Head of Task Force, Deputy Secretary-General

Céline Gauer

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Principal advisor

(To be appointed)

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Director

Eric von Breska

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Director

Maria Teresa Fabregas Fernandez

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Contact

  • Media contact for questions relating to the work of RECOVER:

Marta Wieczorek

Tel. +32 (0) 2 29 58197

Email: marta.wieczorek@ec.europa.eu

  • Contact for non-media questions relating to the work of RECOVER or the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility:

EC-RECOVER@ec.europa.eu

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Documents

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Latest

Press release17 September 2020

NextGenerationEU: Commission presents next steps for €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility in 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

The European Commission has set out strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS).

News17 September 2020

Questions and answers: Commission presents next steps for €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility in 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

What is the strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility as set out in the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy?