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Rebuilding Europe post-COVID-19: How to ensure the recovery and the future for next EU generations?

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In November 2020, the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council of the European Union agreed on the next long-term budget and the additional COVID-19 recovery fund called ‘Next Generation EU’. Combined, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MMF) 2021-27 and the temporary recovery fund comprise €1.8 trillion, which makes it the largest package ever financed through the EU budget.

It is intended to support Europe’s recovery from the pandemic and to build a greener, more digital and more resilient Europe that is fit for future challenges. Among the changes to the original proposal the European Parliament secured an additional €15 billion for flagship programmes such as an extra €2.2 billion for Erasmus+, reaching 26 billion, and an extra €0.6 billion for Creative Europe, reaching 2.2 billion.

  • Which areas do you think are most important to invest in to rebuild post-COVID-19 Europe?
  • Which EU programmes are most important to you as a young person?
  • Which steps do you think should be taken to ensure a sustainable and resilient economic recovery?
  • How would you like to see Creative Europe having an impact in your region?

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