01 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

Addressing the challenges of the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in national Recovery and Resilience Plans: a preliminary assessment

The Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation defines the scope of application of the Facility by referring to EU policy areas clustered around six pillars. One of those pillars is “Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, including economic cohesion, jobs, productivity, competitiveness, research, development and innovation, and a well-functioning internal market with strong SMEs”. To receive RRF funding, the Member States must present a coherent pack of reforms and investments through national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs). To date, all Member States but Netherlands have presented plans. The Council also accepted the Commission’s positive assessment of twenty-two national plans, thus considering Member States are compliant with the RRF Regulation and are addressing the challenges the pillar underscores.

The project aims to:

  • Assess the extent to which such measures meet the specifications set out in the Council implementing decisions and in related Commission documents;
  • Discuss the extent to which the underlying milestones and targets are sufficient and appropriate to monitor progress towards achieving the measures’ stated objectives and the overall objectives of the Facility;
  • Identify risks that may steam from the chosen measures and gaps that remain unaddressed in the broad policy areas underpinning the set of measures.

The partners will be clustering measures under this pillar in a number of categories. These are:

  • building renovation and construction;
  • support to SMEs;
  • research, development and innovation;
  • industrialisation and reindustrialisation;
  • business infrastructure;
  • measures for the cultural sector;
  • regulatory changes for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth;
  • support to large enterprises;
  • and transnational cooperation.


Client: European Parliament

Project Leader: CASE


Experts: Agnieszka Kulesa, Barbara Surdykowska

Project coordinator: Marek Peda