To help EU Member States effectively to design and implement structural reform programmes, the European Commission set up a Framework Contract – the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) in July 2015. The SRSS provides and coordinates – on request- specialised technical support to EU Member States.
The Framework Contract is to provide services to the European Commission, particularly to support the design and implementation of institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms in EU Member States across the following policy areas:
1. Governance and Public Administration: State governance and better policy making, Human resources management, Efficiency of organization of the State and service delivery, Transparency, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering activities, Judicial systems, e-Government, Migration and border policy
2. Revenue Administration and Public Financial Management: Revenue collection, Budget preparation, Spending reviews, Fiscal strategy and tax policy, Supreme Audit Institutions/Fiscal Councils
3. Growth and Business Environment: Investment licensing, Competition policy, Trade issues, Digital society, Land registry, Energy union, Better regulation, State-owned enterprise management, Sectoral expertise in Transport, Environment, Water and Agriculture
4. Labour Market, Health, Social Services: Labour market and social cohesion policies; Long-term care policies; Welfare system; Pension systems; Healthcare systems; Education; vocational education and training; research
5. Financial Sector and Access to Finance: Access to finance, Capital markets union, Bank supervision and resolution, Non-performing loans, Insolvency, Insurance and pensions, Competition issues.