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Florence School of Transnational Governance

The recovery plan for Europe: Understanding the new budgetary arrangements, their governance and funding tools

Programme Start Date



19-21 May 2021

Delivery mode




Application Deadline

16/05/2021 - 23:55 CEST

Past training, registrations closed.

Programme Description

This executive training seminar will focus on the new EU budgetary arrangements, governance and funding tools developed to help the EU recover from the Covid-19 economic crisis. Throughout the programme, participants will examine and analyse the ambitious and complex innovations introduced in the 'Multiannual Financial Framework' with a focus on the mission-specific 'Next Generation EU', and 'The Recovery and Resilience Facility'.

The interactive seminar will enable participants to better understand the substance, key processes as well as the organisation and impacts of the EU’s new budgetary instruments in both Brussels and across member states.

What you will learn

  • A broader understanding of the structure, content, and governance mechanisms of the new EU budgetary tools, as well as funding and implementation procedures
  • Insights of the new EU budget structures on member states vis-a-vis analysis and insights about new governance structures put in place, along with their associated political and administrative engagement
  • Key issues of the upcoming implementation phase concerning the application of conditionality, rule of law provisions, the combination of investments with associated reforms, and the nature of projects relating to the green and digital transition

How you will learn

  • Presentations from academic experts and roundtable discussions with key practitioners from EU institutions and member states: an opportunity to gain knowledge on the latest developments regarding the substance of the budgetary package as well as legal procedures and processes of the EU policy cycle i.e. preparing, deciding, implementing and controlling the available funds.
  • Through peer-to-peer exchanges aimed to better understand the new budgetary arrangements and their implementation processes vis-à-vis moderated online breakout groups, participants will have an opportunity to share their knowledge and views, the perspective of their country/institution, and the challenges they face in an effort to arrive at effective solutions.

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the new EU budgetary framework e.g. the new MFF, NGEU, RRF, and the processes for assessment during the implementation phase
  • Discuss the national recovery plan and analyse best practices of different EU Member States in designing and implementing the national recovery and resilience plans
  • Assess the issues in implementation of the national RRPs and the future of EU fiscal governance

Who should attend?

  • EU member state staff officials in national administrations and subnational entities, political groups and administrative officers in national parliaments and Chambers of Commerce
  • Staff working in European institutions, political group and administrative officers in the European Parliament
  • Professionals in the private sector and NGOs involved in regulatory EU issues and EU funding


€ 1000

€ 850 for early bird registrations by 3 May 2021.


  • Daniel Gros

    Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

  • Portrait picture of Brigid Laffan

    Brigid Laffan

    Professor Emeritus

    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

  • Silvia Merler

    Affiliate Fellow, Bruegel

  • Portrait picture of Georgios Papakonstantinou

    Georgios Papakonstantinou

    Full-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

    Dean of Executive Education

    Office of the Dean of Executive Education

  • Portrait picture of Wolfgang Wessels

    Wolfgang Wessels



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