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
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Poland with 10 projects in the areas of competitiveness of railway sector and green mobility, as well as the development of digital competences. 4 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
54 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Poland has so far benefited from 54 projects financed by the TSI or its predecessor, the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). This support has addressed a broad range of policy areas, includingiscal reform, infrastructure investments, sustainable development, capital markets, education and energy poverty.
A particular focus has been on reforming the budgetary process, building the capacity of the revenue administration, and challenges in migration and research policy. To date, 29 projects have been successfully concluded.
The European Commission supported Poland in developing a comprehensive policy framework for labour migration based on the country’s socio-economic needs.
The European Commission supported Poland in tackling erosion of the tax base caused by inaccurate application of transfer pricing rules.