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. TSI 2022 main novelties are the multi-country projects, geared at addressing common issues among Member States thereby underlying the EU added-value of the instrument, and the "Flagship" projects, supporting reforms which are largely needed across Member States and are in line with the EU priorities.
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.
6 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Austria with 6 projects in the areas of digitalisation of public administration at regional level, early childhood education and care, health system, material efficiency as part of the circular economy and financial sector. 1 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
29 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Austria has so far benefited from 29 projects financed by the Technical Support Instrument or by its predecessor, the Structural Reform Support Programme. This support has addressed a broad range of policy areas, including public administration, better regulation, public spending, financial literacy, healthcare and education.
A particular focus has been on the digitalisation agenda in both private and public sectors. To date, 12 projects have been successfully concluded.
The Commission supported the Austrian authorities in improving the design and delivery of policies targeted at young migrants and refugees.
The Commission is supporting the development of policy options for an environmental strategy, together with a plan and roadmap.
The European Commission supports the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research in the development of a digital upskilling curriculum for teacher educators and an educational media strategy including a revised delivery model that integrates digital media.