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 Bulgaria with 6 projects in the areas of judicial reform, revenue administration, access to finance, public financial management, education and anti-corruption.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
45 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Bulgaria 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 investment management and public-private partnerships, better regulation, territorial just transition plans, education, healthcare system, social services, digitalization of public administration, revenue administration, financial services
A particular focus has been on the climate and sustainable energy. To date, 27 projects have been successfully concluded.
Supporting green budgeting practices
The European Commission supports Bulgaria in improving its capacities to integrate green budgeting practices in the decision-making processes.
Promoting small and medium-sized enterprises
The European Commission supported Bulgaria in elaborating a long-term strategy to promote Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and scale-ups, as well as digitalisation.
Improving public administration processes
The European Commission supported Bulgaria with the functional review of parts of its central administration to achieve better organisation, coordination, and accountability of the central administration.