The Next Generation EU (NGEU) is the European Union’s recovery plan, the tool for support, designed to mitigate the huge economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The main component of the NGEU program is the Recovery and Resilience Facility (Device for Recovery and Resilience), which has a duration of six years, from 2021 to 2026, and a total size of 672.5 billion euros.

Italy, the main beneficiary of NGEU, will operate through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) with a total investment amount of about 190 billion euros; complementary investments are also provided: the aim is to make Italy a fairer, greener, and more inclusive country, with a more competitive, dynamic, and innovative economy.


The NRRP investment projects envisage investing in the following six missions:

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Transforming the Public Administration, making it easier for citizens and businesses by reducing time and costs, thus contributing to the creation of new jobs.

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A profound change to achieve the green, ecological and inclusive transition of the country by encouraging the circular economy, the development of renewable energy sources and more sustainable agricultural forms.

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A profound change in transport supply to create more modern and sustainable roads, railways, ports, and airports across the country within five years.

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A new, stronger education system, centred around young people, in order to guarantee them the right to study, digital skills and the general skills needed to meet the challenges of the future.

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A new future for all citizens to be built through labour market innovation, facilitating participation, improving training and active policies, eliminating social, economic and territorial inequalities, and supporting female entrepreneurship.

An effective improvement of the National Health System to make facilities more modern, digital, and inclusive, ensure equal access to care, strengthen prevention and local services by promoting research.

The objective is to increase the growth potential of the economic system, encouraging the transition to a development model based on knowledge, giving a resilience and sustainability character to growth. 

A significant increase in the volume of R&D expenditure and a more effective level of collaboration between public research and business can therefore be expected.

UniCa takes part in:


Mission 4 - Component 2 - "From research to enterprise" and received funding in four investment lines. 

Mission 6 - Component 2 - "Innovation, research and digitisation of the National Health Service" and received funding through the National Plan for Complementary Investments.

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Innovation ecosystems
We are talking about widespread networks of universities, public research bodies, local institutions and public and private entities.
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National centres
These centres are structures dedicated to the implementation and development of frontier research programmes.
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Research facilities
These facilities are plants, resources and related services to enhance existing ones and to create more competitive ones.
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Extended partnerships
These partnerships are extended to universities, public research bodies and highly qualified public and private entities.
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Complementary plan for health
This plain aimed at creating a network of technology transfer centres and three key projects.