The Prime Minister has already asked the Portuguese to contribute to the public discussion of the recovery and resilience plan, but the government is going further. In the next few days the “PRR em Debate” will be launched, an initiative that includes explanatory videos, seminars and sectoral consultations to stimulate the debate around this plan.
The eleven digital seminars are thematic, last about two hours and take place between February 24th and March 4th with the participation of a minister. “The aim of this initiative is to listen to civil society and the entities that represent each sector,” the government said in a statement.
For example, on February 24 there will be video conference meetings on the subject of forests (with the Minister for the Environment and Climate Protection, João Pedro Matos Fernandes) and at 5.30 p.m. on the subject of combating poverty and poverty New Social Responses (with the State and Presidential Ministers Mariana Vieira da Silva and Ana Mendes Godinho for work, solidarity and social security).
Debates follow on: SNS; Casing; Qualifications; Digital transition; Water supplies; Climate, energy and mobility; Bioeconomy; Infrastructures; Industry and innovation. Ministers Marta Temido, Pedro Siza Vieira, Pedro Nuno Santos and Ana Abrunhosa will also be involved.
In addition to these meetings, two more contributed to the anticipation of the 16th Infarmed meeting, which will take place this Monday (instead of Tuesday, as expected). António Costa decided to present the PRR to the social partners at a meeting of the Economic and Social Council (on the 23rd) and the Territorial Consultative Council (on the 24th).
In addition to these initiatives, several “general framework videos will be published (published on the portal and on government social networks) explaining the objectives of the recovery and resilience mechanism, summarizing the priorities of the national plan and highlighting its importance for the EU future from Portugal “.
In relation to the sectoral consultations of ministers of guardianship, they will cover eight councils and confederations: the National Council for Social Economy; the National Health Council; the Advisory Board of the Citizenship and Gender Equality Commission; the National Education Council and the School Council; the Coordinating Council for Higher Education; the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development; and the Tourism Association of Portugal.
The government guarantees in the same communiqué that the “National Recovery and Resilience Plan is currently one of the most advanced stages of development among its European counterparts”.