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.
6 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Lithuania with 6 projects in the areas of governance and public administration, financial sector, health and Sustainable growth. 2 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
53 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Lithuania has so far benefited from 53 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 tax reform, green transition, labour reform, public administration reform and national innovation policy.
A particular focus has been on addressing labour market challenges, health reform and education. To date, 32 projects have been successfully concluded.
Developing a Strategic roadmap of the industry digitisation initiative
The Commission supported the national authorities in their efforts to develop a strategic roadmap for digitisation of industry in Lithuania in close collaboration with the national multi-stakeholder platform for championing industry digitisation reforms.
Strengthening funded pension provision in Lithuania through the public provision of annuities
The Commission has supported the national authorities to strengthen the Lithuanian pension system through a switch from private to the public provision of pension payments from the statutory funded pension scheme.
Developing a Sustainable finance action plan for Lithuania
The Commission is supporting Lithuania in mapping the current legal and regulatory framework for sustainable financing and identifying the barriers hindering the growth of green finance products.