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 FINLAND
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 Finland:
- Accelerating permitting for renewable energy
- Supporting development of the internal control and risk management framework in Finland
- PACE - Civil service mobility
- ESG risk management framework for the financial sector
- Supporting the design and implementation of regular spending reviews in Finland
- Industrial ecosystems
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
- Promoting quality and inclusion in early childhood, pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education
- Enhancing the quality and use of tax information exchanged between Member States in the context of the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC)
- Measuring Citizen’s Satisfaction with Key Government Services for Better Performance and Enhanced Trust
- RISKS Resilience: Integration of Strategic risk Systems
In 2022, the Commission approved 8 reform projects for Finland:
- Delivering Good Governance and Balanced Local Economy in Finland
- Do no significant harm (DNSH) guidelines for implementing the Green transition in Finland (from national DNSH-guidelines to implementing the EU taxonomy)
- Reforming the production of national accounts and balance of payments statistic – feasibility phase
- Regional and local authorities – Enhancing cooperation & Quality of public administration- Supporting implementation capacity of sustainable green development in the European Arctic Northern Sparsely Populated Areas
- Integration of Third Country Nationals in EU Member States
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - FINFSA
- Support to REPowerEU
- Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in governance and public administration in a post-pandemic Europe
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 5* reform projects for Finland:
- Design of a positive credit register in Finland
- Ensure child-friendly justice through effective operation of the Barnahus-units in Finland
- Technical support for the design of the "Smart Risk Engine"
- Preparedness for emerging forest pest risks in Finland
More information can be found in the 2021 Country Factsheets.
*Not all projects are listed for contractual reasons.
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 supports the Finnish authorities to implement the DNSH criteria to fund the decision-making process with a view to advance the green transition.
The Commission will support the project aimed at the adoption of a holistic approach, based on the principles of intercultural integration and good relations.
The Commission supported the project aimed at ensuring all children in Finland involved in child abuse investigations benefit from a high-quality assessment in child-friendly settings, appropriate psychosocial support and child protective services.