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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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Gerasimos Avgerinos
27 February 2021
I think that after the pandemic Europe must deal with the mass trauma of unemployment and homeless people by further finincing employment and social cohesion policy . Then , the institutions of the Union should focus on the rule of law in the member states and finally the green energy should be funded and refugees ought to participate in the process of employment.