Technical Support Instrument 2024 Call open for projects promoting public administration reforms
The European Commission provides technical support to reforms in EU Member States with a special focus on making public administration fit for the future and adaptable to change. The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) 2024 Call is now open. The national deadline for submitting requests for support is 25 October 2023.
In a constantly changing environment, public administration plays a major role in building resilience, adapting to digital transformation and moving towards a climate-neutral Europe. The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) aims to support Member States’ public administrations in their efforts to promote reforms, economic recovery, growth and competitiveness. Support can also be requested for the implementation of the national recovery and resilience plans under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
Ministries and agencies may also choose for technical support under the 13 flagship technical support projects proposed by the Commission for 2024.
The proposed flagship projects(Link to another website.) have been selected on the basis that they are largely needed across Member States and are linked to top EU priorities, such as artificial intelligence, digital transformation, quality of public finances, green transition, regional development, mental health, fostering skills and reinforcing the rule of law.
Multi-country projects between EU Member States are also possible. In June, the Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) will launch a website where Member States can propose project ideas and seek partners from other Member States.
To date, more than 1,500 projects in 27 Member States have been implemented under the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) and TSI. See examples of projects at the website of the European Commission.(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) Technical support is granted on the basis of the criteria set out in the TSI Regulation. These include topical nature of the reforms, quality of the requests for support and their compatibility with the objectives of the Government Programme and the European Semester.
Support can be channelled to nearly all branches of government. On submitting a request for technical support, it is possible to propose the provider of expertise, such as another Member State, the European Commission, an international organisation, a consultancy agency tendered by the Commission or another party agreed with the Commission. The TSI does not require self-financing and it does not allocate financial support. The budget for an approved request goes to the party that contributes technical support to the project.
All requests for support must be submitted online via a DG REFORM platform by 25 October 2023. No requests submitted after this date will be approved. The new platform will be launched in early autumn and information on the launch date will be added to this news item later. EU Login account is needed to log in to the platform.
The European Commission will assess the requests for support by the end of the year, and projects selected for implementation can be launched from spring 2024 onwards.
- Finland’s TSI Country Factsheet(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
- Conference launching the 2024 round of the Technical Support Instrument on 12 May 2023(Link to another website.)
- Request Templates(Link to another website.)
Finland’s TSI roll out event will be held on 5 September 2023.
The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) is coordinated by DG REFORM, which is happy to provide support and guidance before a request for support is submitted. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the national coordinating authority for the TSI in Finland and provides further information on the instrument and the request process.
- Simone Gelmetti, DG REFORM Country Coordinator for Finland, Simone.GELMETTI@ec.europa.eu
- Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Heidi Lempinen, tel. +358 295 350 669, TSI@gov.fi