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.
12 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED UNDER TSI 2022
With the second round of the TSI, the Commission will support Portugal with 12 projects in the areas of digital public services, gender mainstreaming, sustainable tourism, public finance management, genomic medicine, reform of public administration, taxation of agricultural properties, sustainable maritime and fisheries policies, management and control systems for EU funds. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
48 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Portugal has so far benefited from 48 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 revenue administration and public financial management, public administration, justice, better regulation, water supply and sanitation, circular economy, education, migrant integration, capital markets, insolvency and financial literacy.
To date, 17 projects have been successfully concluded.
The European Commission supported the administrative and regulatory reform in Portugal, by improving the Portuguese Regulatory Impact assessment procedure.
The European Commission supports Portugal in achieving socio-economic and environmental benefits from increased utilisation of secondary raw materials.
The European Commission supports Portugal in improving the efficiency and accessibility of its hospital sector, notably through the improved organisation of hospital networks.