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 Romania with 8 projects in the areas of digital transformation of health and care systems, digital finance, gender mainstreaming and economic forecasting. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
73 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Romania has so far benefited from 73 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 fiscal reform, preparation of infrastructure investments, green transition and sustainable development goals, regional development, public administration and digitalisation.
A particular focus has been on the economic development, environment, health, education and social services. To date, 36 projects have been successfully concluded.
Enhancing Policy Coherence, Transparency and Coordination at the Centre of the Government in Romania
The European Commission supports Romania in strengthening the centre of government to coordinate the process of public policy development and implementation.
Supporting structural reform in the waste management sector in Romania
The European Commission supported Romania in assessing the implementation and efficiency of the national Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes.
Implementing the European guidelines for colorectal cancer screening
The European Commission supported Romania in creating the conditions for designing and running colorectal cancer screening campaigns for the whole population.