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 1400 reform projects in 27 Member States.
10 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support France with 10 projects in the areas of digitalisation of justice, public administration (simplification of administrative procedures), education (focusing on special needs education and life-long learning for teachers), financial literacy, promoting equality in policy and budgeting process. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
18 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
France has so far benefited from 18 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 digital public administration, health care, competitiveness, education, access to finance, fiscal policy, social policy and inclusion.
A particular focus has been on the digitalisation agenda in both private and public sectors. To date, 6 projects have been successfully concluded
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