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 SWEDEN
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 7 reform support projects for Sweden:
- Development of analytical and statistical tools to estimate the shadow economy in Sweden
- Strengthening the Governance of the Swedish Skills System
- Joint Management of Data and Analysis for Swedish Healthcare Regions
- Improve the quality of multi-level governance and strengthening the resilience of island economies of Croatia, Greece and Sweden
- Industrial ecosystems
- Proof of concept of AI models in market abuse monitoring
- Migrant integration and talent attraction
In 2022, the Commission approved 4 reform projects for Sweden:
- Strengthen PPP for emergency services in SE
- Support to the Implementation of the Just Transition
- EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy - FI (Swedish FSA)
- Regional and local authorities - Enhancing cooperation & Quality of public administration – Supporting implementation capacity of sustainable green development in European Artic Northern Sparsely Populated Areas
More information can be found in the 2022 Country Factsheets.
In 2021, the Commission approved the following 2 reform projects for Sweden:
- Planning and Building Competence – Governance and Implementation of Reforms
- Reforming the Swedish Public Employment Service
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 European Commission supported Sweden in the preparation of its Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTPs).
2019 - Improving the capacity of municipalities in Sweden to assess the quality of healthcare delivered at home, in nursing homes and in special housing
The European Commission supported Sweden to design a framework for municipalities wishing to assess the quality of the primary care services provided to people in their homes and in residential facilities.