Slovenia – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement
Local Website with information about Switzerland's contribution to EU enlargement: www.swiss-contribution.admin.ch/slovenia
The Swiss contribution to Slovenia amounts to CHF 22 million. Between now and 2017, 8 projects designed to reduce economic and social disparities in Slovenia will be implemented. The project implementation is accompanied by the SDC and the SECO in Berne, which are in close contact with the National Coordination Unit (NCU) in the government office.
Areas of Activities
Environment and infrastructure.
The rehabilitation and modernisation of basic infrastructure and the improvement of the environment constitute the focus of this activity area. Switzerland will support measures which aim at improving energy efficiency and introducing renewable energy systems.
Promotion of the private sector.
In order to improve the regulation of the financial sector, specific measures in the field of corporate sector financial reporting and auditing will be funded, thereby supporting the effective implementation and enforcement of the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union.
Human and social development.
In order to assure significant improvements in diagnosis and therapy in the field of oncology, the acquisition and/or modernisation of medical equipment will be supported. Additional funds will be provided so as to strengthen the scientific potential through enhanced access to education and research programmes. In particular, a Scholarship Fund for advanced degree and post-graduation programmes in Switzerland will be established.
Moreover, Switzerland will support partnerships between Swiss and Slovenian municipalities or regions as well as initiatives of the civil society contributing to social service provision and to environmental concerns.
Project selection and contract award procedures
General information regarding project selection and contract award procedures in the ten partner countries is generally:
Information regarding project selection and contract award procedures in Slovenia:
more (Website about the Swiss contribution to Slovenia)
Calls for project proposals in English and/or Slovenian:
more (Website of the Slovenian NCU)
The bilateral Framework Agreement with Slovenia
The Framework (core) Agreement basically sets down the objectives of the contribution, its amount, the form, and the utilization of the financial support, together with the key stipulations on the contribution's implementation which are more specifically detailed in the Annexes.
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Annex 1 contains the principles upon which cooperation is based, describes the main strategic guidelines in implementing the contribution, and specifies the thematic focus.
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Annex 2 defines the practical rules and procedures agreed upon, i.e., the procedures for project submission, project approval, project implementation, payment, controlling, and audits – all are described in detail along with specification of the respective responsibilities.
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Finally, Annex 3 contains the procedures for the special financing facilities such as the so-called Block Grants, the Project-Preparation (Seed Money) Facility, the Technical Assistance Fund, and the Scholarship Fund.
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The Project Preparation Facility Agreement with Slovenia
The Project Preparation Facility (PPF) Agreement shall be used for the elaboration of the documentation for the Final Project Proposals resulting from Project Outlines approved by Switzerland. The
PPF Agreement between Switzerland and Slovenia has been signed on 27 June 2008 in Ljubljana.
PPF Agreement with Slovenia
|Key figures about Slovenia
Source: Eurostat, Swiss Foreign Trade Statistics (april 2013)
Swiss embassy in Slovenia
Additional Information and DocumentsDocuments
- Further research fellowships in ten EU member states
- Transparent financial reporting in five new EU member states
- NGO and partnership fund in Slovenia
- NGO fund in eleven EU member states
- Partnership funds in the new EU member states
- Promotion of renewable energy in Slovenia
Articles and Press releases
- Swiss Enlargement Contributions: Kick-off of the Scholarship Fund Programme in the Partner Countries
- Erweiterungsbeitrag: Überblick zu Forschungsprojekten
- Swiss Contribution: Signing of the first Project Agreement for the private sector