Next Generation EU (NGEU) is a Euro 750 billion plan which has the objective of re-launching the European economy after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to make it greener and more digital.
The NRRP will contribute to the development of the Country generating sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The impact of the program in terms of a major real GDP is between 12.7% and 14.5% over the plan's span of six years.
In the context of the PNRR, local authorities are one of the Implementing Parties identified by art. 9 DL 77/2021 of the funded interventions with the responsibility to initiate funded project activities, identify through entrusting procedures the implementing parties such as suppliers and professionals. Local authorities, even in aggregate form for some measures, may be involved in the plan as owners of specific projects (implementers / beneficiaries), relating to matters of institutional competence and be responsible for their concrete implementation (eg. kindergartens, urban regeneration projects, school construction, social interventions). In addition, local authorities may be called upon to participate in initiatives financed by the central government that allocate resources to local authorities to carry out specific projects that contribute to the national objective (e.g. digitalization).
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The Mission and the cross priorities
The six Missions represent the Plan's six main intervention areas. They are: Digitalisation, innovation, competitiveness, culture and tourism; green revolution and ecological transition; infrastructures for sustainable mobility; training and research; inclusion and cohesion; health.
The priority of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience is the realisation of the ecological and digital transition, and the recovery of delays that historically have penalised the Country, as related to young people, gender inequality and territorial divide.
Digitalisation and innovation are tools required to modernise the Country. They involve the technological development of manufacturing processes, infrastructures, schools, administrations, buildings and healthcare.The commitment to driving digitalisation and innovation indirectly affects all of the Plan's initiatives and has an impact on a number of key elements in our economic system: viz., connectivity for citizens, businesses and public administration and the promotion of Italy's cultural heritage and tourism industry.
The European Union has set aside € 750 billion, including € 191.5 billion for Italy, through grants and loans from the RRF (Recovery and Resilience Facility). The supplementation of € 30 billion by Italy is taking place through a Complementary Plan, financed directly by the budget.