AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, ETUI, the European Trade Union Institute and OSE, the European Social Observatory, would like to cordially invite you to our joint webinar "The Recovery and Resilience Facility: have social actors been sidelined?"
How and why did the European Semester end up as the main institutional vehicle of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)? To what extent did this new set-up change the power balance among key actors (e.g., financial and economic actors versus social affairs actors)? And, crucially, have social actors been sidelined in the context in the governance of the RRF?
This webinar will discuss the key findings of new research carried out by the European Social Observatory and the University of Victoria on behalf of the ETUI and AK EUROPA. Key issues that will be addressed are: which ‘entry points’ are available, including through the revised Semester, for social stakeholders to ‘have a say’ in the RRF? Could the European Parliament, social partners and civil society seize this opportunity to play a key role in monitoring that the funds from the Recovery Facility are spent well?
Keynote and presentation of the study:
Bart Vanhercke, European Social Observatory
Amy Verdun, University of Victoria
Norbert Templ, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Sotiria Theodoropoulou, European Trade Union Institute, ETUI
Benoît Lallemand, Finance Watch
Nicola Contouris, European Trade Union Institute, ETUI
The webinar will take place from 10.00 to 11.30. English-German interpretation will be available. The event will take place on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions how to join the webinar.