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.
5 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Germany with 5 projects in the areas of sustainability, public spending, financial sector and digital public administration. 2 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
9 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Germany has so far benefited from 9 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 education, health, statistics, digital public administration, financial sector.
A particular focus has been on digitalisation. To date, 2 projects have been successfully carried out.
Digitalisation of supervisory procedures
The European Commission supports Germany in strengthening the organizational capacity for banking supervision of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), through a digitalization of supervisory planning and monitoring, and of licensing procedures.
Evaluation of the tertiary education system and further education course fee calculation in Brandenburg
This Commission is supporting the authorities of Brandenburg (Germany) and its public higher education institutions in developing a new tertiary education strategy to improve the education outcomes and skills levels of young people.
Determine the potential for digitization and harmonization of administrative processes
The Commission supported the Hamburg administration in designing a system for the processing of non-structured interactions with citizens.