The presidents of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, and the Cabildo, Pedro Martin inaugurate (9:30 a.m., Chamber Hall of the Tenerife Auditorium) the Local Administration on resilience conference on the management of European recovery funds. Along with both will be present the Minister of the Presidency, Finance and Modernization, Berta Pérez, and the president of the Canarian Federation of Municipalities (Fecam), Mari Brito.
Senior officials from three ministries will participate in the meeting, which will last until 2:00 p.m., and a specific analysis will be carried out on the implications of the implementation of the Next Generation Funds for local administrations, in particular, and on how these resources are articulated in the territory.
The Council and the Novagob Foundation analyze the management of European recovery funds. Berta Pérez highlights that this forum will include the heads of the State Secretariats, General Secretariats and General Directorates directly involved in the management of these EU resources. The initiative will allow knowing from the sources of the different plans the transformations to be undertaken and their timing.
Pérez underlines “the importance of this meeting to amplify the dissemination of an issue that seems fundamental to us, since there will be direct information from the Ministries of the Government of Spain, as well as the regional Executive, involved in the management of these European resources.” After thanking the Novagob Foundation for this new effort to promote public innovation, he recalls the work carried out in the last two years by the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Insular Modernization Plan, especially in terms of digital transformation, «to achieve an administration agile, efficient and close to the citizens ”.
The Next Generation funds, with a total investment of 750,000 million euros for the entire European Union, they constitute the largest source of public funding for the continental institution. The objective is to repair the damage caused by the serious socioeconomic crisis derived from the pandemic of the Covid-19. Spain has 140,000 million euros and to access them it has designed the Spain May Plan, “an extraordinary opportunity that will help us overcome this crisis by implementing transformations so that the recovery is green, digital, inclusive and social,” said Berta Pérez. .
Public and private sphere.
The Local Administration in Resilience seminar is aimed at public employees and positions, as well as private sector companies. With this call it is also intended that local corporations know how to articulate these funds to achieve greater territorial cohesion. Although the forum is held in person, it will also be broadcast on streaming. People who wish to consult the preliminary program of the day and formalize their registration can do so by filling in the form available on the web: https://novagob.org/jornada-plan-recuperacion. The closure will be carried out by the aforementioned Minister of Finance, Berta Pérez and the insular director of Modernization of the area, Daniel González.
An intense morning of work
After the opening, the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan will be addressed as a dynamic element of the digital transformation of public administrations. To do this, the secretary general of Digital Administration, Juan Jesús Torres, and the general director of Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Salvador Estevan, both positions of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, will intervene. After a pause, it will be the turn of the Secretary of State for Budgets and Expenditures, María José Gualda, with a talk on the Recovery Plan as a Country Project in the general state budgets. The Secretary of State for Territorial Policy, Alfredo González, will speak on the territorial dimension of the Plan and the Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, will delve into its application in our community.