The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) is part of Next Generation EU, the € 750 billion package that the European Union negotiated in response to the pandemic crisis, further enhanced by the Italian government Complementary National Plan
What is PNRR
Following an unprecedented crisis due to the pandemic, Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Italia Domani) responds to the urgent need of fostering a strong recovery and making Italy future ready. The reforms and investments in the plan will help Italy become more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. To this end, the plan consists of 132 investments and 58 reforms. They will be supported by € 68.9 billion in grants and €122.6 billion in loans.
The Plan primarily consists of 6 Missions or Policy Areas which correspond to the 6 pillars of the EU Next Generation Plan:
- Digitalisation, innovation, competitiveness, culture and tourism
- Green revolution and ecological transition
- Infrastructure for sustainable mobility
- Education and research
- Inclusion and cohesion
Humanitas participates in the 4th mission (Education and Research) and in the 6th mission of the plan (Health) joining 19 different projects – for a total funding of more than 13 million – both Humanitas Research Hospital and Humanitas University.
Mission 4: Research and Eduction
Research is one of the main components of Mission 4, through which the PNNR aims to strengthen the conditions for the development of a knowledge-intensive, competitive and resilient economy. MUR promoted the creation of Extended Partnerships, involving universities, research institutions and companies; National Centers, developing key technologies; as well as Innovation Ecosystems and Research Infrastructures. All PNRR initiatives have a Hub & Spoke structure.
Humanitas is involved in 4 projects: 2 National Centers, 1 Innovation Ecosystem and 1 Extended Partnership.
Mission 6: Health
Health is a critical societal sector that has faced historic challenges in the past years, especially due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on health systems. The reforms and investments proposed within PNRR recovery plan have two main objectives: to strengthen the prevention and treatment capacity of the National Healthcare System, ensuring equitable and widespread access to care, and to promote the use of innovative technologies in medicine. Significant resources are also allocated to scientific research and fostering technology transfer.
Humanitas is involved in 15 research projects funded by the Ministry of Health under the PNRR framework.