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Belgium’s recovery and resilience plan

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2021
To benefit from the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility set up by the EU in the aftermath of the COVID-19-induced economic crisis, Member States submit their recovery and resilience plans to the European Commission. Each plan sets out the reforms and investments to be implemented by end-2026 and Member States can receive financing up to a previously agreed allocation. Each plan should effectively address challenges identified in the European Semester, particularly the country-specific recommendations of 2019 and 2020 adopted by the Council. It should also advance the green and digital transitions and make Member States’ economies and societies more resilient. The Commission validates the plan after which it effectively enters in force and EU subsidies can start flowing towards the member state.

The European Commission has given a positive assessment to Belgium’s recovery and resilience plan, which will be financed by €5.9 billion in grants. 50% of the plan’s total allocation for reforms and investments supports climate objectives, including:
  • Energy-efficient renovation of residential and public buildings: financing renovation wave across regions to increase the energy efficiency of public buildings, social housing and residential buildings. €1 billion
  • Novel low-carbon energy technologies: financing innovative hydrogen projects and the construction of a multi-functional energy platform in the North Sea to connect 2.1 GW of offshore wind electricity to Belgium. €540 million
  • Sustainable transport: financing of 356 green buses for public transport, promoting the deployment of over 78,000 electric charging stations, improving railway infrastructure and intermodal platforms in ports across the country, creating or refurbishing 1500 km of cycling pathways. €920 million


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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