The added value of the RRF, based on a preliminary assessment of the Recovery and Resilience Plans
The ECON Committee of the European Parliament (EP) requested external expertise on the subject “The added value of the RRF, based on a preliminary assessment of the Recovery and Resilience Plans”.
“EU value added” in the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) , aiming at ensuring that EU funds are used to the Union overall benefit and/or in line with EU priorities and do not replace national spending that Governments would, anyway, implement.
There were three dimensions were identified while assessing the “European value added” of the RRF and of the first set of measures put forward in national RRPs:
(a) whether and to what extent these measures are aligned with the EU policy agendas and priorities and do not replace programmed national spending ;
(b) whether and to what extent are Member States using the RRF funds to develop or implement cross-country projects, thus contributing to deepening the Single Market;
(c) whether and to what extent will combined action (as opposed to individual action) of Member States create EU positive spillovers .
Type of services provided:
- Provided a preliminary view on the extent to which the first set of national measures undertaken or envisaged are aligned with EU priorities and agendas. Identified and used a subset of criteria to facilitate comparison of national plans and should ensure that all the six pillar policies of the RRF are adequately covered;
- Evaluated, based on publicly available information, the extent to which the first set of measures undertaken or envisaged cover new projects that were not yet foreseen in national spending programming;
- Identified and assessed (based on the first set of measures undertaken or envisaged) possible cross-country projects and their potential positive impacts on the Single Market and possible missed opportunities for other cross-border projects;
- Assessed the potential extent of positive spillovers (quantitative and qualitative) on the basis of available information.
- Policy recommendations on how EU value added of RRPs could be further enhanced if revisions take place and the extent to which the EU dimension can be reinforced when implementing and monitoring the Facility. Contractors are invited to draw some preliminary conclusions on the value added of the instrument going forward.
Project funding: European Parliament
Project duration: 5 months (01.11.2021 – 30.03.2022)
Project leader: CASE – Centrum Analiz Społeczno-Ekonomicznych – Fundacja Naukowa
Project partner: None
Experts: Jan Hagemejer, Agnieszka Pechcińska, Christopher Hartwell, Magdolna Sass, Karsten Staehr, Gabriela Dragan
CASE project manager: Stanislav Bieliei