The first meeting of the steering committee on the National Recovery and Resilience Plan was held this morning at Palazzo Chigi, chaired by the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi.
The focus of the meeting was on issues related to Education and University and Research, with particular attention to Reforms and Investments in these two areas.
With regard to Education, Minister Patrizio Bianchi illustrated the lines of action for which his Ministry is responsible, which show full compliance with the objectives agreed at European level.
There are six reforms, all to be adopted by 2022, which are extremely important for the youth training sector. As far as investments are concerned, the Ministry is allocating over €17 billion, in the two main areas of physical and digital infrastructure and skills enhancement. By the end of this year, the Ministry plans to publish calls for tender aimed primarily at municipalities in several areas of intervention.
With regard to University and Research, Minister Maria Cristina Messa explained the guidelines for investment in research.
Research projects are part of the most innovative areas of activity and adhere to the future challenges facing the planet, such as environmental risks, energy scenarios of the future, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and biodiversity. Reforms to be completed by 2021 are all in the process of being approved while, as far as investments are concerned, €9 billion are allocated for strengthening research. The guidelines for issuing calls for tender are ready and will be made public shortly.
Learn more in the press release from Palazzo Chigi (Italian version)