The Recovery and Resilience Facility: Have social actors been sidelined?

Bart Vanhercke and Amy Verdun 

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This AK EUROPA Policy Brief examines to what extent the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) changes the power balance among key actors (e.g. financial and economic versus social affairs actors) in the EU’s macroeconomic architecture. Following initial side-lining in a context of crisis management, social actors are reclaiming their prominence in the process. But stakeholder should not only be ‘heard’, they should be ‘listened to’. 

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