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 Ireland with 8 projects in the areas of renovation wave; the development and deployment of the Barnahus model; strengthening supervisory capacity in innovative digital finance; implementation of the EU Child Guarantee; offshore renewable energy; and the digital transformation of public procurement. 2 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
44 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Ireland has so far benefited from 33 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 sustainable budgeting, public administration, green transition, competitiveness of SMEs, healthcare, research and development, sustainability of pension system, education and financial sector supervision.
A particular focus has been on the public administration, climate and energy challenges as well as challenges linked to Brexit. To date, 15 projects have been successfully concluded.
Reform of marine management
The European Commission supports Ireland in establishing an efficient marine development management system.
Strengthening environmental considerations in public investment management
The European Commission supported Ireland in strengthening the government’s capacity to take into consideration environmental aspects in the public investment decision-making process.
Health Workforce Planning in Ireland
The European Commission supports Ireland in strengthening the health workforce planning. The programme provides support to the Department of Health in strengthening health workforce planning.