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Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) - Portugal

Overview of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for Portugal


Publication date
19 February 2021
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
31 December 2026, 23:59 (CET)
Level of funding
National level


The Portuguese National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NNRP) includes plans for reforms and investment projects according to three areas: Resilience, Climate Transition and Digital Transition.

Two among ten of top Portugal’s 10 strategic projects are dedicated to up/reskilling. In particular, EUR 1.21 billion are invested in VET institutions and digitalisation of education in order to upgrade technological laboratories and technical equipment in secondary schools and professional training centres. Whereas EUR 0.65 billion are invested in Digital transition of businesses (digital upskilling)  to support small and medium-sized enterprises and their workers with tailored digital skill trainings and tailored coaching to help them make the best use of digital technologies. In addition, the Portuguese NRRP introduce three main reforms in the aerea of Education and skills are the following: (1) Reinforcing the population's digital competences as an integrated public policy action, and updating and modernising both formal and non-formal education. (2) Strengthening the response capacity of the Portuguese education and training system in terms of youth and adult education and training (3) Reviewing the legal and institutional framework in force that governs the cooperation of higher education institutions with the Public Administration and enterprises, in order to modernise the incentives for cooperation and support the diversification of training provision and lifelong learning.

The governance of the NNRP is centralised and carried out by the Ministry of Planning through a mission structure called Recuperar Portugal (Recover Portugal), supervised by a president, vice-president and four coordinators corresponding to the four main levels of coordination based on different tasks and objectives. 

The NNRP is available at this link.


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