Recovery and Resilience Task Force
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In charge of coordinating and implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility to help the European Union emerge from the coronavirus crisis and to make the economies of the Member States more resilient and better prepared for the challenges posed by the green and digital transitions.
The Recovery and Resilience Task Force (RECOVER) was established on 16 August 2020 within the European Commission’s Secretariat-General. RECOVER is responsible for steering the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and for coordinating the European Semester. RECOVER reports to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Céline Gauer, Deputy Secretary-General, is acting Head of RECOVER until the Head of the Task Force is appointed and takes up function. She is supported by a Principal Advisor as well as two Directorates
RECOVER works in close cooperation with the Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs to:
- coordinate support to the Member States in the elaboration of their recovery and resilience plans;
- engage with the Member States to ensure that the notified plans comply with the regulatory requirements set by the legislation and that the proposed reform and investment initiatives deliver on the objectives of the twin green and digital transition, of recovery and resilience;
- prepare the necessary implementing acts for the approval of the plans;
- assess the progress made by the Member States in the implementation of the plans and analyse the periodic reports provided for by the legislation;
- coordinate the European Semester in this period of time.
More information on the Commission’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus and its support to the EU recovery can be found here.