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.
14 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Croatia with 14 projects in the areas of access to finance, sustainable tourism, water management, fiscal sustainability of the healthcare, digitalization of judiciary, just transition, education, social policies and migration.3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
86 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Croatia has so far benefited from 84 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 financial management, public administration, justice, business environment, social services, healthcare and education.
A particular focus has been on the management of state-owned enterprises, challenges in the provision of social services, budget preparation and financial supervision. To date, 57 projects have been successfully concluded.
The European Commission supported Croatia to enhance the national capacity to develop the eHealth strategy, and to design an action plan for its implementation. This programme paved the way for an eHealth Strategy which was built on common vision.
Improvement of risk-based supervision in the insurance sector for the Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA)
The Commission supported the development of practical guidance and supervisory tools for HANFA, and contributed to increase capacity building for HANFA employees in supervisory activities.
The European Commission supported Croatia to enhance the competences of supervisory boards and audit committees in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The programme supported the development of a new framework to enhance the composition and competences of SOE’s supervisory board and audit committees.