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.
10 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
In the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Malta with 10 projects in the areas of public administration and governance, health, sustainable growth and business environment and access to finance. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
44 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Malta has so far benefited from 44 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 comprehensive spending review, digitalisation of the maritime industry, reforming and capacity-building at the environment regulator, digital strategy for the justice sector, Pre-Insolvency, Sustainable Development Strategy as well as an Action Plan and Insolvency and integrity and transparency framework.
A particular focus has been on the tructural reforms in the area linked with the EU Green deal, sustainability and digital transition. To date, 26 projects have been successfully concluded.
The Commission supported Malta in delivering capacity building workshops and supported the Government in identifying sustainable development priorities, interlinkages and trade-offs in view of the formulation of the Sustainable Development Strategy.
The European Commission supports the Migrant Learners’ Unit of the Ministry for Education and Sports to improve the inclusion of migrant learners within mainstream education in Malta.
The European Commission supported Malta to strengthen the organisational capacity and update the procedures and processes of the Malta Development Bank (MDB)