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Building Resilience of the Member States

Technical Support Instrument Annual Conference - 5 May 2022

The Conference

In a context of structural, societal or economic disruptions, EU Member States must enhance further the resilience of their administrations and reinforce their capacity to anticipate and recover from crises. How can the European Commission’s Technical Support Instrument help Member States in this endeavour?

High-Level representatives from the European Commission, Member States and other Institutions gathered to share their perspectives during the 2022 Technical Support Instrument annual conference.

The conference highlighted the way the Technical Support Instrument can support Member States for the successful design and implementation of resilience-enhancing reforms, and in particular in the context of the recent crises (COVID 19 pandemic, Russian invasion of Ukraine).

The conference presented the main priorities for the Technical Support instrument for the upcoming year, notably:  

  • Providing continuous support to the implementation of Recovery and resilience Plans (RRPs);
  • Focusing the support on selected top EU priorities (notably through the concept of flagship projects - support projects proactively proposed by the Commission to Member States);
  • Encouraging the design and implementation of multi-country (and multi-regional) projects.

Technical Support Instrument at a glance


Host: Naomi Lloyd, journalist

9:45 CEST

Welcome of the participants

10:00 CEST

Opening remarks

10:20 CEST

Panel discussion:

"Supporting Member States for the implementation of reforms towards greater resilience"

Moderator: Naomi Lloyd, journalist

  • European Institutions:
    • Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President, Committee of Regions
    • Mario Nava, Director General, DG REFORM 
    • Beate Gminder, Deputy Director General, DG HOME
    • Normunds Popens, Deputy Director General, DG REGIO
  • Member States:
    • Christos Stylianides, Minister for Climate Change and Civil Protection of Hellenic Republic
    • Marek Havrda, deputy Minister for European Affairs of the Czech Republic
11:20 CEST Break
11:35 CEST

Technical Support Instrument (TSI) – main features and priorities for 2023

12:55 CEST


  • Mario Nava, Director-General, DG REFORM
13:00 CEST End of the day


Havrda Marek pic on white backround
Deputy Minister for European Affairs of the Czech Republic


Presentations are the available in the relevant programme sections above.

Additional presentations from the Technical Support Instrument 2023 cycle:

Recording of the event

Conference recording available HERE

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