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 LATVIA
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 17 reform support projects for Latvia:
- Addressing antimicrobial resistance and zoonoses in Latvia using the One Health approach - continuation of structural reforms
- Strengthening of medium-term expenditure framework and budget outcomes in Latvia
- Improving road safety for vulnerable road users in Latvia
- Support for Institutionalising the New Academic Careers Framework in Latvia
- Further development of Internal Control System and Internal Audit in the public administration of the Republic of Latvia – Phase II
- Compliance with the “Do no Significant Harm" (DNSH)” principle in the road infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance processes
- PACE - Establishment of policy planning and results based management system
- PACE - Creation of a state IT system for the digitization of administrative process cases
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy
- ESG risk management framework for the financial sector
- Technical support for National Handbook
- Industrial ecosystems - market surveillance and IP
- Strengthening the capacity of Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs)
- Measuring Citizen’s Satisfaction with Key Government Services for Better Performance and Enhanced Trust
- EU Survey of Central Government Public Servants: Strengthening Evidence-based People Management Policies and Reforms
- Developing in-house capacity for Latvia and other Member States
- Communicating the benefits of the recovery and resilience plans to the general public
In 2022, the Commission approved 10 reform projects for Latvia:
- Building capacity in Latvia to design and achieve the objectives of the revenue service's operational strategy
- Strengthening the corruption prevention framework in Latvia
- Support for further development of public sector innovation system of Latvia
- Improving the use of Health technology assessment (HTA) in decision-making in Latvia
- Modernizing digital systems of the Latvian Public Employment Service
- Micro-data platform for productivity
- Regional and local authorities – Enhancing cooperation & Quality of public administration
- AML risk analysis and supervision in the area of correspondent banking, Latvia
- 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
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 11 reform projects for Latvia:
- Strengthening Access to Justice in Latvia (Phase II)
- Design of information sources to identify and resolve financial distress for SMEs and entrepreneurs in Latvia
- Improving cancer care coordination and screening in Latvia
- Health workforce strategy in Latvia
- Support to businesses to promote skills development in Latvia
- Developing pathways for energy system integration in Latvia
- Financing for affordable housing in Latvia
- EU taxonomy implementation in Latvia and development of a sustainable finance strategy
- Improving the functioning of public financial management in Latvia – Budget preparation and implementation
- The Introduction of Electronic Information Exchange between Financial Intelligence Unit and Law Enforcement Entities
- General technical support for the implementation of Latvia'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.
2020 - Development of the Shared Services Centre system for public sector in Latvia
The Commission is supporting the Latvian authorities to establish the Shared Services Centre.
2019 - Improving the assessment of disability and integration of people with disabilities in the labour market in Latvia
The Commission supported the Latvian authorities in their efforts to modernise the administrative processes in the field of disability assessment and integration of people with disabilities.
2019 - Strengthening access to justice through broadening the recourse of mediation and legal aid
The European Commission supported Latvia in addressing the key issue of strengthening access to justice.
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