The European Commission has approved a new batch of 151 projects under the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) with the aim of assisting Member States in the preparation, design and implementation of a maximum of 326 innovative reforms in 2023, the press center of the EC Representation in Bulgaria announced. 

Many reform projects are linked to the challenges of the Recovery and Resilience Plans and the REPowerEU Plan.

A strong emphasis is placed on improving the operational capacity and efficiency of Member States' public administrations.

In addition, expert assistance will be provided in the development and implementation of reforms to achieve the ecological and digital transitions.

32% of the projects under the 2023 ITP are focused on meeting the objectives of the Green Deal, and 40% on digital transition and innovation. 

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To increase solidarity with Ukraine and increase efficiency in the use of our toolkit, ITP will support Member States in implementing sanctions against Russia.

For example, to improve the freezing of assets, support will be aimed at establishing the beneficial ownership or control of a commercial entity.

ITP support will also help monitor cryptocurrency transactions to prevent sanctions being circumvented, as well as mapping the competences of national authorities that apply sanctions.

A third of the reforms are related to flagship projects in the fields of energy, public administration, public finance, migrant integration and healthcare.

For example, the Integrated Care flagship initiative is aimed at Member States wishing to develop and implement reforms to improve the interoperability and digitalisation of healthcare systems.

European Commission