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 THE NETHERLANDS
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 13 reform support projects for the Netherlands:
- Technical support for the implementation of the RRP
- Supervising AI by Competent Authorities
- Migrant integration and talent attraction
- Towards improved security at the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg and their embedded industrial clusters through validated and federated identities
- PACE - Civil service mobility
- PACE - Green governing (digitalisation and public procurement)
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy
- Improving the energy performance of State buildings in France and the Netherlands
- Accelerating permitting for renewable energy
- EU Survey of Central Government Public Servants: Strengthening Evidence-based People Management Policies and Reforms
- Communicating the benefits of the recovery and resilience plans to the general public
- Civic Participation and Emergent Technologies
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
In 2022, the Commission approved 9 reform projects for the Netherlands:
- Extended data pipeline concept for the circular economy transition in The Netherlands
- Recharge and Refuel - Clean, smart and fair urban mobility
- Enhancing cybersecurity education in the Netherlands
- Integration of Third Country Nationals in EU Member States
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - AFM
- AML risk analysis and supervision in the area of correspondent banking, Netherlands
- Building capacity for evidence-informed policymaking in governance and public administration in a post-pandemic Europe
- Digitalizing Monitoring of East Atlantic Flyway
- Development of resilient, innovative, and human-centric digital government services
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 5 reform projects for the Netherlands:
- Empowering the Smart Supervisor thanks to advanced analytics
- Supporting cities' job creation and social inclusion
- Green Shipping NL: Applying hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Dutch Shipping Fleet
- Citizens participation and green solutions in smart cities
- Use of precaution in the energy transition and extending the knowledge base for risk regulation of new hydrogen applications
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 - Empowering the Dutch financial supervisor with advanced analytics solutions
The Commission supports employees of DNB in their supervisory task by developing data products for tasks such as risk identification and assessing levels of compliance.
2020 - Integrated nature area management in the Netherlands
In a densely populated country such as the Netherlands, there is a strong need for a coordinated approach to area management.
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