The Bê-á-Bá of the Recovery and Resilience program in two videos by 4m25s | Portugal

The government posted two videos on its social networks Monday morning in which the prime minister is the protagonist. The plot is only one: explain what the recovery and resilience plan is and what it is for, and ask for input. In total there is 4m25s pedagogy. In addition, two more videos will be put online. The PUBLIC saw the first and grouped it together by keywords. There are ideas that will be repeated over and over again in the near future.

Not an immediate response to the crisis

In the first few seconds of the first video, António Costa first explains one of the ideas that we are sure to hear a lot in the near future: the recovery and resilience program aims to “respond to the economic and social crisis of the Covid-19 in the Drawn length “. But it’s not an aspirin for the immediate area. “It is not intended to be an emergency program like the one we put in place to support employment, maintain business liquidity or fight poverty, nor is it a substitute for the multiannual financial framework that we must implement by 2029. This program is time-based “Adds António Costa, showing that the PRR intends to act on a more macroeconomic and sustainable level.

The PRR, which is in the public debate stage, is critical to the economic and social recovery of #Portugal. It focuses on time, accelerating the digital transition and climate change, and will increase our resilience and make us stronger. #PRRPT pic.twitter.com/Nzstz4oRZR

– António Costa (@antoniocostapm) February 22, 2021

Horizon 2026

Saying that the PRR is focused on time is the same as saying that they have a period of execution that is meant to go beyond the crisis. As the Prime Minister says in the first video, “All commitments must be made by 2023 and all expenditures must be met by 2026.” The government’s challenge is therefore identified: “The projects that can be implemented by 2026 and at the same time have a direct impact on the revitalization of the economy and employment, but also have the potential for structural reforms in the country, can be easily identified structural problems with which we lived a long time. “

Single instrument

It is important not to confuse the PRR with other Community programs and funds to which the country will have access over the next decade. It has its own existence, but it can be “supplemented by PT2030, with the programs managed by the European Commission – in the field of science such as Horizon or in the field of culture such as Europa Criativa”. .

The PRR is only part of the community funds that we will have access to in the years to come. The big challenge is to identify projects that are feasible by 2026 and that have an immediate impact on economic and employment recovery, as well as the potential for structural reforms in our country. # PRRPT pic.twitter.com/lk7oowGQ88

– António Costa (@antoniocostapm) February 22, 2021

Thematic concentration

The PRR has pillars that many of us have heard of by this time. There are three pillars: digital transition, climate change and resilience (strengthening the country). “In our case, we have chosen three areas in order to become stronger: removing the main social weaknesses, increasing our production potential and strengthening our territorial cohesion,” said the Prime Minister.

Concrete examples

It is not enough to say that the aim of the PRR is “to respond to the immediate challenges of economic recovery and job creation while solving structural problems that have existed in the country for years” needs to be specified. And António Costa gives examples of what can be done: “Strengthening proximity to the NHS, continuous care, palliative care, mental health and diagnostic tools in primary health care”; really mobilize our universities, our companies to create products with greater added value “;” Invest very seriously in vocational training, qualification and requalification of workers in order to improve the general skills of the country “.

Develop interior space

In Portugal, resilience, a PRR keyword, is talked about the development of the interior space. This is a promise António Costa accepted in the second video when he said the government is “prioritizing the creation of good business locations with good access” and under that plan “five new cross” border connections with Spain to the interior of the heart of the Iberian market “.

Challenge of the transitions

In the chapter on transitions, the Prime Minister says that “there can be no climate change without investing more and better in public transport” and promises to do so. He also mentions that “there can be no digital transition without companies and employees actively participating in the possibilities of digital space”. “What we want to do in the next five years is mobilize everyone: workers, companies, universities, communities. And we can react to today’s crisis with anyone, but with a view to a country of the future, ”concludes António Costa.