Results country programmes in EU-12 countries
Promoting renewable energy, creating employment and strengthening civil society: the final review of Switzerland's enlargement contribution summarises the results of the Swiss-backed projects.
Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU: 2018 Annual Report
Information on the results achieved in the last three remaining country programmes that are still under way, e.g. mine clearance in Croatia, the promotion of SMEs in Romania and decommissioned trams from Basel improving Bulgaria's public transport system. The report also briefly explains the background to the second Swiss contribution to selected EU member countries.
2018 Volkswirtschaft Reducing disparities in the EU
The Federal Council wants to help new EU member states catch up in economic and social terms with another CHF 1.302 billion contribution. Previous projects have proven to be a success.
Swiss Enlargement Contribution: Annual Report 2017
The ten countries that joined the EU in 2004 have completed their projects under the enlargement contribu-tion. SECO and the SDC have taken stock of the last decade and published the results in their 2017 annual report. The projects have made a significant contribution to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe. Switzerland was also able to use its expertise to make a meaningful contribution to a number of projects.
Swiss Enlargement Contribution: Annual Report 2016
The report shows the results and the state of progress, e.g. in the dual vocational training programme in Slovakia, the fight against human trafficking in Bulgaria and Romania, the rehabilitation of a port in Latvia, and a venture capital fund in Hungary. In addition, it covers the national programmes which have come to a close in Estonia and Slovenia and presents the new programme in Croatia.
Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2015
The annual report contains an overview of concrete results and the status of project implementation. Over 500 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from the new EU member states received scholarships in 2015 to do research in Switzerland. Bulgaria introduced legislation that provides for outpatient care based on the Swiss Spitex model, and Slovenia halved the heating and electricity bills of schools through energy efficiency renovations and renewable energies.
Evaluation Report on the Swiss Contribution 2015: Key points in brief
An independent evaluation has confirmed the federal authorities have achieved good results in implementing Switzerland’s enlargement contribution to the new EU member states. This report summarises the key findings of the evaluation and outlines the progress and achievements of the Swiss contribution.
Evaluation: Swiss Contribution to the Enlarged European Union
The ABCs of European Policy
How is Switzerland concerned with the European External Action Service? The ABCs of European policy gives a short and concise answer to this and other questions and provides an overview on the political and economic relations between Switzerland and the EU.
Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2014
The 2014 annual report on Switzerland's enlargement contribution provides an overview of the most recent developments and a summary of key project results in 2014. Around 300 projects were being implemented at the end of the year, with 18 already completed. Granting an enlargement contribution of CHF 45 million for Croatia and closing the commitment period for Bulgaria and Romania were important events for 2014.
The Swiss Enlargement Contribution
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have published this brief overview to provide information on the implementation and targeted objectives of the Swiss Enlargement Contribution.
The enlargement contribution – a postcard set
Ten statements by people from ten countries on the Swiss enlargement contribution.