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News article17 October 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Empowering Member States: Technical Support Instrument 2024

The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) 2024 call is open and aims to aid EU states by offering expert guidance in implementing climate and energy reforms. Member States can submit tailored reform requests until 31 October 2023.

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In a bid to foster progress and reform across the European Union, the Commission introduced the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) in 2017. The 3rd TSI annual conference held on May 12, 2023, marked the launch of a new call within the TSI 2024 cycle. It aims to offer Member States expert technical support for designing and implementing reform projects in 2024 covering a diverse spectrum of areas such as green and digital transition, diversity, finance, migration, business environment, health, and education. 

The Repository of Reform Support Needs?

Central to this initiative is the Repository of Reform Support Needs, a platform crafted by DG REFORM. This repository serves as a hub for Member States to upload their individual support needs and engage in meaningful discussions. The space is not only instrumental in identifying synergies but also in crafting collaborative TSI multi-country requests, enhancing the impact of these reforms. 

How Member States Can Apply?

Member States possess the opportunity to seek support by submitting requests outlining their policy areas and priorities by 31 October 2023. These requests are diligently analyzed by the Commission after engaging in a constructive dialogue with the Member States.  If an authority in a Member State – national, regional or local – wishes to request reform support under the TSI 2024 annual cycle, the relevant request templates can be found in the dedicated webpage

Member States’ coordinating authorities can submit their requests for technical support through the Commission’s IT portal for request submission. Access to this portal is granted by DG REFORM. Both national coordinating authorities and beneficiary authorities can access the portal but only coordinating authorities can submit requests for technical support to the Commission. Requests for flagship technical support can be submitted through the Commission’s IT portal for request submission. Access to this portal is granted by DG REFORM. Both national coordinating authorities and beneficiary authorities can access the portal but only coordinating authorities can submit requests for technical support to the Commission.

How Is This Support Covered?

The support rendered through TSI is meticulously tailored to each Member State’s needs. Ranging from strategic advice, conceptualization, and implementation to change management and evaluation, the assistance spans all phases of reforms. The Commission engages in a detailed dialogue with the Member State to comprehensively understand the reform needs. The expertise provided, whether from the Commission, recognized experts, or other Member States, is curated to match the specific requirements, ensuring a hands-on and concrete approach. Furthermore, the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) by DG REFORM aids EU states in implementing climate and energy reforms with a €864 million budget until 2027

The Commission’s involvement in supporting reforms within Member States is integral to the TSI initiative. By providing expertise in policy advice, strategy formulation, and institutional reforms, the Commission acts as a catalyst for positive change. This expertise, whether internal or external, stems from a wealth of experience, ensuring that Member States receive the best possible guidance.

Catalyzing Change

The Technical Support Instrument (TSI) by DG REFORM aids EU states in implementing climate and energy reforms with a €864 million budget until 2027. It backs green projects like industrial deals and RePower EU. In essence, the TSI 2024 call is more than a mere initiative; it is a testament to the collaborative spirit of the European Union. By empowering Member States, fostering collaboration, and providing tailored support, the Commission is paving the way for a more progressive and reform-driven Europe.

 

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