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 LITHUANIA
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 12 reform support projects for Lithuania:
- Strengthening Lithuania’s development cooperation ecosystem: coherence, partnerships, impact
- Support for strengthening the system of evaluation and quality assurance of higher education and vocational education and training in Lithuania
- Strengthening scientific capacities to increase the availability of innovative medicinal products
- Renovation Wave - Advancing building renovation with organic materials
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy
- Technical support for National Handbook
- Mapping competencies of national authorities in the area of implementation of EU restrictive measures. Best practices and legislative recommendations.
- Strengthening the capacity of Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs)
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
- Measuring Citizen’s Satisfaction with Key Government Services for Better Performance and Enhanced Trust
- Accelerating permitting for renewable energy
- EU Survey of Central Government Public Servants: Strengthening Evidence-based People Management Policies and Reforms
In 2022, the Commission approved 7 reform projects for Lithuania:
- Establishment of legal and institutional framework for multi-municipal/shared public service provision and piloting the approach in TAURAGĖ + functional zone
- A framework for the competence assessment of healthcare specialists
- Training on risk-based AML/CFT supervision practices and developing relevant tools
- Support to the Renovation Wave
- Assessment of the ongoing civil service reform and development of a toolkit for the efficiency evaluation of the civil service
- Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in governance and public administration in a post-pandemic Europe
- Strengthening anticipatory evidence-informed policymaking across Government
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 9 reform projects for Lithuania:
- Long-term care services, with a focus on mental health
- Comprehensive review of policies to facilitate active ageing
- Developing a new approach to personalised services for vulnerable groups
- Centralization and professionalization of the public procurement services
- Increasing the efficiency of the construction supervision system
- Continued support on tax control of high net worth individuals
- Effective implementation of the national anticorruption strategy
- Reform of all Economy Sectors of Lithuania towards Climate Neutrality by 2050
- General technical support for the implementation of Lithuania'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.
2021 - Supporting the design of the National Anticorruption Strategy in Lithuania
The Commission will support the Lithuanian authorities in the area of public integrity, focusing on the effective design and implementation of the National Anticorruption Agenda 2022 – 2033.
2020 - Reform of the water supply and wastewater treatment sector of Lithuania
The Commission supported the project providing recommendations on how to make water utilities more efficient and more financially viable.
2019 - Reforming the assessment of disability
The Commission has supported Belgium, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania in improving disability assessment methodologies and procedures to contribute to a more holistic assessment of disability.
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