About the programme

The Recovery and Resilience Facility will make €723.8 billion in loans and grants (in current prices) available to support reforms and investments undertaken by EU Member States. The aim 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.

Member States will prepare recovery and resilience plans that set out a coherent package of reforms and public investment projects. To benefit from the support of the facility, these reforms and investments should be implemented by 2026.

Member States' recovery and resilience plans should effectively address challenges identified in the European Semester, particularly the country-specific recommendations adopted by the Council. The plans should also include measures to address the challenges and reap the benefits of the green and digital transitions.

Each plan is expected to contribute to the four dimensions outlined in the 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy, which launched this year's European Semester cycle:

  • environmental sustainability
  • productivity
  • fairness
  • macroeconomic stability

Programme website

Impact and performance

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme features

  • Management mode

    Direct and indirect management

  • Climate contribution

    37% (target)

  • MFF heading

    Cohesion, Resilience and Values

  • Total budget 2021-2027

    € 723.82 billion under NGEU (current prices)

  • Cluster

    Recovery and Resilience


Proposal for a regulation establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility

Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

Commission staff working document - Guidance to Member States Recovery and Resilience Plans - Part 1

Guidance to Member States Recovery and Resilience Plans - Part 2

Council conclusions on the recovery plan and multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027

Questions and answers on the Recovery and Resilience Facility, 27 July 2020

Country specific recommendations 2020

Country specific recommendations 2019


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