Risk of flooding, Ursula von der Leyen pledges Pnrr money to Italy

Europe pledges money to Italy Pnrr to deal with emergency flooding and hydrogeological instability. Europe is with you “also to restore the broken balance between nature and the built environment. Our recovery plan, NextGenerationEU, has €6 billion for Italy to reduce the risk of floods and landslides. For example, we are going to restore the Po River bed, removing the concrete, reactivating the side arms and bringing nature back. We must make nature our partner in the fight against climate change.” So says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, speaking at the side event of the new European Bauhaus at the 18th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition.

«Italy responded with extraordinary enthusiasm to the New European Bauhaus. More than one hundred members and friends of the New Europeans Bauhaus are Italian, including the University that now hosts us in these splendid facilities, and the Venice Urban Lab. There are three stories from the New European Bauhaus community in Venice and North East Italy that impressed me a lot. A story of the sea, a story of the mountains and a story of the frontier. Together they show the immense possibilities of the New European Bauhaus». So said the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, speaking at the collateral event of the new European Bauhaus at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition “La Biennale di Venezia”. «As you can see, Italy is an important driver of the New European Bauhaus and an inexhaustible source of inspiration and innovation for our movement. Today I would like to thank you for that. These projects show not only the diverse beauty of the New European Bauhaus, but also the impact of the initiative, just three years after its launch. Today, the New European Bauhaus community has grown so much that you have asked us to establish local New European Bauhaus branches,” she added.

Source: IL Tempo