EUROPAL Brown Bag seminar: European Recovery Fund (including Q&A) with Dr. David Bokhorst

Thursday 23 May 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The introduction of the NextGenarationEU agreement following the Covid-19 crisis, with the Recovery and Resilience Facility (EU Recovery Fund - RRF) at its heart, has widely been deemed as a breakthrough in European solidarity and a clear testcase for common funding in the future. Now that the implementation is halfway, slowly the question emerges whether it can be considered a success? In the seminar, David will argue that the RRF is changing economic governance and EU-Member State relations in a fundamental way, with a much more pronounced role of EU institutions in national policymaking processes. The RRF is seen as a model for other policy areas as well, but it is not without its problems and challenges.

About the speaker

Dr. David Bokhorst is a political economy scholar with a focus on welfare state reforms, qualitative policy analysis and EU economic governance.  He works as a post-doc research fellow in the WellSIRe project ( of Prof. Anton Hemerijck. His current work focusses on reform trajectories of European welfare states and the role of the EU in promoting reforms. He is co-editor of forthcoming book on welfare state reform in ten European Member States and he is involved in various studies on European economic governance and welfare state reforms under the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. Additionally, he is involved in the CITILab project on local social investment initiatives. 

Thursday 23 May 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. David Bokhorst
EOS 01.170
Contact information

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