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 Slovakia with 10 projects in the areas of buildings renovation, sustainable transport, digital public administration and digital skills, climate action, competitiveness, tax policy, social services and digital finance. 3 of those projects are multi-country projects.
Examples of new projects adopted include:
47 COMPLETED AND ONGOING REFORM PROJECTS
Slovakia has so far benefited from 47 projects financed by TSI or its predecessor, the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). This support has addressed a broad range of policy areas, including the overall preparation and implementation of the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Plan, innovation, public spending, local and regional governance, healthcare or education.
A particular focus has been on the green transition and in particular transformation of coal regions in the country. To date, 26 projects have been successfully concluded.
The European Commission supports Slovakia in setting a strategy for a fair climate transition in the regions of Horna Nitra, Banska Bystrica and Kosice.
The European Commission supports Slovakia in updating the Slovak Smart Specialisation Strategy 2021-2027.
The European Commission supports Slovakia to develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation mechanism to track the progress of the deinstitutionalisation of substitute care for children.