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 SLOVENIA
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 Slovenia:
- Improve Efficiency of the ESI Funds Absorption Processes in Slovenia
- Review of Slovenian Industrial Strategy 2021-2030 for green, creative and smart development
- Ensuring the best interest of the child in civil court proceedings in Slovenia
- Upgrading and improving the RRF implementation system in Slovenia
- Implementing the ‘Do No Significant Harm’ (DNSH) principle in public funding programmes in Slovenia
- ESG risk management framework for the financial sector
- Enhancement and operationalisation of National Handbook for resolution and compulsory winding-up of banks
- Youth FIRST - supporting children and youth wellbeing, education, training, social protection and labour prospects
- Climate adaptation - Prevention and management of wildfires
- Mapping competencies of national authorities in the area of implementation of EU restrictive measures. Best practices and legislative recommendations.
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
- 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
In 2022, the Commission approved 8 reform projects for Slovenia:
- Optimized governance model of the research and innovation ecosystem
- Towards a more sustainable, resilient and digital tourism ecosystem
- Technical assistance to support the implementation of public procurement reforms, with an emphasis on increasing competitiveness in the public procurement market
- Instruments for reducing systemic cyber risk
- Micro-data platform for productivity
- Resources Hub for Sustainable Investments in Health – A Joint Initiative for the EU
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - Bank of Slovenia
- Support to REPowerEU
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 9 reform projects for Slovenia:
- Modelling the economic and fiscal impact of 'green' policies
- eHealth for a healthier society
- Facilitating renewable energy deployment in electricity sector of Slovenia
- Improving the administration of corporate income tax
- Improving the juvenile justice system and strengthening the education and training of penitentiary staff
- Conducting an analysis of the payments market in Slovenia
- Improving fiscal supervision capacity at the Fiscal Council
- General technical support for the implementation of the Slovenia’s Recovery and Resilience Plan
- Green Budgeting Framework Training Programme
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.
The Commission supports the creation of the hub to navigate through the various programmes and funding instruments in order to identify how they could best use EU support.
The Commission is helping the Slovenian Financial Administration improve its operational processes and procedures and build its capacity for strengthening tax compliance and countering tax evasion.
The European Commission provides technical support to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia to set up the regulatory framework for sustainable mobility and adopt the Sustainable Mobility Act.