[Autom. eng. transl.] That of the Recovery Fund was a troubled birth, which occupied the entire spring of 2020 and the first part of the summer. A birth characterized by a thousand obstacles (posed by the so-called "frugal" countries) and by the objective difficulties of all in conceiving an instrument based on a new common European debt. But with the longest European Council in history, towards the end of July, the Recovery Fund has finally seen the light, not without having changed its name to Next Generation Europe and with a little more space given to the veto of "frugal" Recovery and resilience plans that all countries will have to prepare. Plans that require planning, evaluation and implementation skills which, at least in Italy, are anything but acquired. Plans that must combine investments and reforms, linking one to the other in such a way that they strengthen and facilitate each other. It is clear that the simplification of the Public Administration will have to be accompanied by an enhancement of its ability to plan, implement and control the execution of projects ex post. A public agency in charge of coordinating operations, led by a personality of undisputed prestige and endowed with first-rate professional skills, could be a good starting point, without prejudice to political competence in the great choices about the future that must guide the Plan, following the guidelines of the European Commission. A certain (and inexpensive) point of this plan should be a gradual but decisive increase in the resources dedicated to scientific research, the only one that can configure a truly knowledge-based economy.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Recovery Fund: how to use it well|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Next Generation EU