About the SRSP

The Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) is an EU programme that provides tailor-made support to all EU countries for their institutional, administrative and growth-enhancing reforms. The SRSP support covers the entire reform process, from preparation and design to implementation of the reforms. It is demand driven and does not require co-financing from EU countries.

The SRSP is coordinated by the European Commission's Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS).

SRSP support for reform

  • starts with a request for support from an EU country
  • is tailor-made to address the country's needs
  • provides a unique combination of expertise (from the European Commission, EU countries, international organisations and/or the private sector)
  • strengthens the capacity of an EU country to design and implement reforms
  • requires no co-financing

Budget

€142.8 million over the period 2017-2020

Types of support

EU countries wishing to request SRSP support can do so to implement:

How does it work?

An EU country wishing to receive support under the SRSP submits a request to the Commission, via a national Coordinating Authority for the SRSP. This request must be submitted by 31 October of each year.

The Commission analyses requests received and enters into dialogue with the national Coordinating Authorities to assess the country' specific needs and the options to support design and implementation of the reforms.

The Structural Reform Support Service may provide support directly through the Commission's in-house expertise or with other providers of technical support:

  • experts from national administrations
  • international organisations
  • private firms and consultancies
  • individual experts from the private sector

Reform areas covered

  • Governance and public administration
  • Tax revenue and public financial management
  • Growth and business environment
  • Labour market, health and social services
  • Financial sector and access to finance

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Examples of projects

So far, the Service has engaged with 24 EU countries on more than 300 projects. These include:

  • improving the operational capacity and efficiency of public administrations
  • modernising public financial management
  • reforming tax administrations
  • developing the digital economy
  • achieving climate and energy goals
  • attracting foreign direct investment
  • reforming education systems
  • improving financing opportunities under the Capital-Markets-Union initiative
  • improving the efficiency of dealing with non-performing loans

Examples of reform support provided by the SRSS

Examples of reform support provided by the SRSS

Examples of projects in each of the policy area are shown below

Contacts

Main contact point for EU countries:

Mary.McCarthy@ec.europa.eu

For more on the SRSP:

Structural Reform Support Programme: SRSS-SRSP@ec.europa.eu 

Entities implementing EU funds under indirect management:

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