The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) is the EU programme that provides tailor-made technical expertise to EU Member States to design and to implement reforms at the national level, with an emphasis on the green and digital transitions. The TSI also supports the preparation and implementation of Recovery and Resilience Plans.
Initiated in 2021, the TSI is the successor of the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). Since 2017, both programmes have helped design, develop and implement over 1500 reform projects in 27 Member States.
COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS IN AUSTRIA
Reform projects approved under the Technical Support Instrument
The Technical Support Instrument yearly cycle is launched during the dedicated TSI Annual Conference. In May 2022, High-Level representatives from the European Commission, Member States and other Institutions gathered to share their perspectives on how the TSI 2023 could support Member States for the successful design and implementation of resilience-enhancing reforms, and in particular in the context of the recent crises (COVID-19 pandemic, Russian invasion of Ukraine).
The conference also started the discussion with Member States on potential multi-country projects - geared at addressing common issues among Member States thereby emphasizing the EU added-value of the instrument - and presented a set of "Flagship" projects - supporting reforms which are largely needed across Member States and are in line with the EU priorities.
For 2023, the Commission approved the following 9 reform support projects for Austria:
- Development of an infrastructure for micro-data analysis for National Productivity Boards
- Regional and local authorities – Enhancing Quality of public administration and cooperation, Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing
- Forecasting and steering the teaching workforce in Austria
- Towards person-centered integrated care
- Renovation Wave - Improving the survey of the national building stock
- Integration of environmental dimensions in public finances - implementing the 'Do No Significant Harm' (DNSH) principle in public funding programme
- Strengthening tax compliance by implementing behavioural insights for revenue administrations in Belgium, Austria and Portugal
- Measuring Citizen’s Satisfaction with Key Government Services for Better Performance and Enhanced Trust
- Developing in-house capacity for Latvia and other Member States
In 2022, the Commission approved 6 reform projects for Austria:
- Follow-up project for the implementation of an electronic file system in Burgenland
- Roadmap for a future Comprehensive Raw Material Balance
- Improving the framework conditions for staff in early childhood education and care to enhance the quality of education for children (Implementation of the European Child Guarantee)
- Establishing a nationwide Financial Education online Platform for Austria
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy: Strengthening Supervisory Capacity in innovative Digital Finance
- Resources Hub for Sustainable Investments in Health – A Joint Initiative for the EU
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 7 reform projects for Austria:
- Digitalisation of the Austrian education system
- Digitization of the application of tax law in Austria
- Innovative methods of identifying ominous bank behaviour employing new public data sources
- Strengthening Austria’s national economic security and preparedness
- Improving patient access to medicines through securing, strengthening and expanding national production of medicines
- Identifying strategies for the development and implementation of digital-ready legislation
- Cross-sectorial environmental scenario analyses
More information can be found in the 2021 Country Factsheets.
Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) projects (2017-2020)
The TSI expands on the experience of the SRSP programme in building capacity in Member States. You can find the full list of SRSP projects here.
The Commission is supporting Austria in the strategy for a future legislation in a way that is easily manageable and enables digital administration.
The Commission supported the Austrian Tax administration under the Ministry of Finance to design and prepare a reform for digitisation of the application of tax law in Austria.
The Commission supported the adopting and implementing of a national strategy on financial literacy in Austria, composed of a high-level document and a roadmap with concrete steps.
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