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 CZECHIA
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 11 reform support projects for Czechia:
- Developing a comprehensive framework for the monitoring and evaluation of early childhood education and care in the Czech Republic
- Strengthening the efficiency of the judicial system in the Czech Republic
- Supporting businesses to achieve a higher level of digitalization
- Sustainable Finance Policy Options
- Supporting the Czech Republic to implement spending reviews and build a performance budgeting framework
- Climate adaptation
- Mapping competencies of national authorities in the area of implementation of EU restrictive measures. Best practices and legislative recommendations.
- Supporting evidence-based regulatory practice and policy coherence for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Czechia
- Implementation of Housing Reform
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
- Developing in-house capacity for Latvia and other Member States
In 2022, the Commission approved 13 reform projects for Czechia:
- Methodology for the application of the DNSH principle at the national level
- Implementation of Digital Transformation pillar of the National Recovery Plan
- Recommendations how to achieve carbon neutrality and to set up of regulatory framework.
- Regional and local authorities – Enhancing cooperation & Quality of public administration
- Support to the Implementation of the Just Transition in the Czech Republic
- Insurance supervision - improvement of the supervisory review process relating to the assessment of adequacy of reinsurance programs
- Examining Technology-driven solutions to facilitate Third Country Nationals’ access to essential information
- General Technical Support for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (control, communication and methodology)
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - CNB
- Support to REPowerEU
- Chainalysis as a tool to reduce the risk of circumvention of sanctions, that are imposed to Russia, using virtual assets
- Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in governance and public administration in a post-pandemic Europe
- AML risk analysis and supervision in the area of correspondent banking, Czechia
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 10 reform projects for Czechia:
- Reform of the business support provided by the state agencies
- Strategy of the ICT development within the Ministry of the Interior
- Improvements in governance of strategic planning of public infrastructure investments
- Creation of the National Coordinator of Intelligent and Sustainable Mobility
- Improving Digital Infrastructure - Very High Capacity Network development
- Strengthening the government capacity for gender-sensitive and inclusive recovery
- Public procurement documentation of the new Integrated Foreigners Administration System (IFAS)
- Feasibility Study on the potential of data in financial services
- Setting up a Framework for Health System Performance Assessment
- General technical support for the implementation of Czech Republic’s Recovery and Resilience Plan
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.
2022 - Integrating the “Do No Significant Harm” (DNSH) principle in Czechia to guide the green transition
The Commission is supporting the Czech authorities in implementing the DNSH criteria in funding decisions with the view to advance green transition.
The Commission is supporting in the area of gender mainstreaming, with the purpose of improving the integration of gender equality considerations in the design and implementation of public policies and budget cycles.
2020 - Multi-criterial points-based system of preferential migration in the framework of foreign employment policy
The Commission is supporting the development of a multi-criterial points-based system of preferential migration in the framework of foreign employment policy.
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