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.
10 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Belgium with 10 projects in the areas of judicial reform, access to finance, revenue administration, transport, building renovation and digital public administration. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
45 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Belgium has so far benefited from 45 projects financed by the TSI or its predecessor, the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). This support has addressed a broad range of policy areas including public administration, better regulation, public spending, financial literacy.
A particular focus has been on addressing areas such as the administrative simplification and digitalisation of services, as well as education, health, transport and budget sustainability. To date, 21 projects have been successfully carried out.
The European Commission supported the Brussels-Capital Region in developing a regulatory framework for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to complement the recently established sustainable urban mobility plan to address congestion and pollution.
The European Commission supported the Belgium Buildings Agency with the provision of standardised principles for public-private partnerships (PPP) and energy-performance-contracts (EPC), specific training, and guidance on value-for-money methodologies.
The European Commission supports the Flemish Department of Education and Training in setting up an effective induction system for novice teachers in order to tackle early drop-out from the profession and to ensure better careers in the longer term