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The Green and Digital transitions are transforming our European citizen’s lives. The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of our economies. Across Europe, administrations must adapt to the new way we learn, work, produce, consume. Such reforms are often complex and difficult to implement.

The Technical Support Instrument is the European Commission’s key tool for supporting Member States in designing and implementing growth-enhancing and inclusive reforms. From healthcare, to sound public finances, from the digitalisation of education and public services, to strengthening the business environment and the financial sector, the Technical Support Instrument supports EU Member States with their reform agenda.

The European Commission organised its Technical Support Instrument annual conference, to share information about the instrument and the role it plays in building a European Union that ultimately emerges fairer and more resilient.

How are member States meeting the moment, and what do they need to do next to undertake the necessary reforms?

The European Commission, representatives from the Member States and other Institutions and national authorities gathered on 30 June and 1st July 2021 to discuss the lessons from this unprecedented year and how to best support Member States in their path to recovery.

Technical Support Instrument at a glance

 

Commissioner Ferreira keynote address

 

 

Programme

DAY 1 - MORNING – POLITICAL SETTING

09:20 CEST

Welcome of the participants

09:40 CEST

Introduction

  • Mr Mario Nava, Director-General, DG REFORM

09:50 CEST

Opening remarks

  • Mr Nelson de Souza, Minister of Planning, Portugal
  • Mr Andrej Šircelj, Minister of Finance, Slovenia

10:00 CEST

Technical Support Instrument 2022 – main features and novelties

General presentation of the instrument

  • Ms Judit Rozsa, Director, DG REFORM

Technical Support Instrument - Multi-country projects

  • Ms Judit Rozsa, Director, DG REFORM
  • Ms Isabelle Verschueren, organisation advisor, Federal Public Service Strategy and Support, Belgium

Technical Support Instrument - Flagship Technical Support Projects

  • Ms Nathalie Berger, Director, DG REFORM

11:00 CEST

Break

11:30 CEST

Keynote address

  • Ms Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

11:40 CEST

Panel discussion: Supporting Member States for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plans and key reforms

- What do you see as the main challenges in implementing the RRPs?
- How can the Commission’s technical support help Member States in implement their RRPs?
- What is the role and importance of public administration for recovery and resilience, with a focus on the successful implementation of the RRPs?
- How do EU citizens perceive this important EU initiative and what can be done to raise awareness?

  • Moderator: Mr Ioannis Hadjiyiannis, Head of Unit, DG REFORM
  • Mr Mario Nava, Director-General, DG REFORM
  • Ms Céline Gauer, Director-General, SG RECOVER
  • Mr Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of the BUDG Committee, European Parliament
  • Ms Sandrine Gaudin, Secretary-General, General Secretariat of European Affairs, France
  • Mr Martin Polónyi, Director-General, International Relations, Ministry of Finance, Slovakia

12:45 CEST

Lunch break

DAY 1 - AFTERNOON – COORDINATING AUTHORITIES RESTRICTED SESSION

14:00 CEST

Discussion session

Role of the Coordinating Authorities in the Technical Support Instrument

15:30 CEST

Submission of requests under the Technical Support Instrument 2022 –
Process and timing

  • Mr Thomas Andreou, Head of Unit, DG REFORM

15:50 CEST

Final remarks

  • Ms Judit Rozsa, Director, DG REFORM

16:00 CEST

End of Day 1

DAY 2 - MORNING – FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

Moderator: Mr Ioannis Hadjiyiannis, Head of Unit, DG REFORM

10:05 CEST

Opening remarks

  • Mr Mario Nava, Director-General, DG REFORM

10:15 CEST

Interventions on the Flagship technical support project approach

  • Mr R. Viola, Director-General, DG CNECT
  • Ms D. Juul-Joergensen, Director-General, DG ENER
  • Mr M. Lemaître, Director-general, DG REGIO
  • Mr M. Petriccione, Director-General, DG CLIMA
  • Ms C. Scheele, Director, EIGE

10:50 CEST

Closing remarks

  • Ms Nathalie Berger, Director, DG REFORM

 

Digital Thematic Session

11:00 CEST

Introduction of the Flagship technical support projects with a digital focus
REFORM 01 Ms Francesca Nastri

11:05 CEST

Development of resilient, innovative and human-centric digital government services
REFORM B2 Mr Daniele Dotto

11:15 CEST

EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy: Strengthening Supervisory Capacity in innovative Digital Finance
REFORM B5 Ms Laura Rinaldi

11:25 CEST

Digital Skills for Digital Transformation of Health and Care Systems
REFORM B4 Ms Raluca Painter

11:35 CEST

Discussion

12:05 CEST

End of session

 

Green Thematic Session

12:15 CEST

Introduction of the Flagship technical support projects with a green focus
REFORM 01 Ms Georgina Georgiou

12:20 CEST

Recharge and Refuel - Clean, smart and fair urban mobility
REFORM B3 Mr Kaspar Richter

12:30 CEST

Bridging the Climate Financing Gap with Public Policy Instruments
REFORM B1 Ms Riikka Torppa; B5 Ms Gabriela Tschirkova

12:40 CEST

Support to Renovation Wave
REFORM B3 Mr Kaspar Richter

12:50 CEST

Greening taxes - applying polluter pays principle in practice
REFORM B1 Ms Riikka Torppa

13:00 CEST

Support to the Implementation of the Just Transition
REFORM B3 Ms Ariane de Dominicis

13:10 CEST

Discussion

13:40 CEST

End of session

DAY 2 - AFTERNOON - FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

Flagship technical support projects in line with other EU priorities
Moderator: Mr Ioannis Hadjiyiannis, Head of Unit, DG REFORM

14:00 CEST

Introduction to the Flagship technical support projects presented in the dedicated session
REFORM 01 Ms Georgina Georgiou

14:05 CEST

Support to the Tourism ecosystem: towards a more sustainable, resilient and digital tourism and discussion
REFORM B3 Ms Milena Raykovska

14:25 CEST

Integration of Third Country Nationals in EU Member States and discussion
REFORM 01 Ms Francesca Nastri

14:45 CEST

Implementation of the European Child Guarantee in EU Member States and discussion
REFORM B4 Ms Raluca Painter

15:05 CEST

Gender mainstreaming in public policy and budget processes and discussion
REFORM B3 Ms Dobromila Palucha

15:25 CEST

Regional and local authorities – Enhancing cooperation & Quality of public administration and discussion
REFORM B2 Mr Daniele Dotto

15:45 CEST

Final remarks

  • Ms Nathalie Berger, Director, DG REFORM

16:00 CEST

End of the session

Flagship technical support projects

The Conference was an occasion to present the 13 proposed Flagship technical support projects that Member States could opt for in the context of the 2022 Technical Support Instrument call. Detailed factsheets as well as the event presentations on each proposed Flagship technical support project is available HERE.

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On 30 June – from 9.30 to 12.30

On 1 July – from 9.30 to 18.30

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