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.
8 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Cyprus with 8 projects in the areas of renovation wave, digital finance, accrual accounting, financial literacy, renewable energy sources and public administration. 2 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
71 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Cyprus has so far benefited from 58 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 justice, public administration, insolvency, energy, education, growth and business environment.
A particular focus has been on the digitalisation of public administration, as well as the green transition and the civil procedure rules. To date, 29 projects have been successfully concluded.
The European Commission supports Cyprus with capacity building and assistance for the running of the newly established General Secretariat for European Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The European Commission supported Cyprus’ initiative to improve the engagement of students who are considered to be at a risk of dropping out.
The European Commission supported the Supreme Court of Cyprus in modernising the civil procedure rules. The programme provided a review of the old civil procedure rules and produced a joint draft of new rules together with international experts and national stakeholders.