Bilateral Framework Agreement with Bulgaria

Federal Councillors Micheline Calmy-Rey and Doris Leuthard together with the Bulgarian minister responsible for administering the relief funds from the European Union, Tomislav Donchev, at the signing of the framework agreement between Switzerland and Bulgaria in Bern in 2010.
Federal Councillors Micheline Calmy-Rey and Doris Leuthard together with the Bulgarian minister responsible for administering the relief funds from the European Union, Tomislav Donchev, at the signing of the framework agreement between Switzerland and Bulgaria in Bern in 2010. © SDC

In 2010 Switzerland concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Bulgaria which sets out the aim, scope, form and use of the enlargement contribution as well as the most important provisions on its implementation. 

The framework agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the government of the Republic of Estonia concerns the implementation of Swiss-Estonian cooperation efforts to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union (EU). It was concluded on 7 September 2010 and came into effect by exchange of notes on 25 October 2008.

The Framework (core) Agreement (PDF, Number of pages 9, 39.9 kB)

Annex 1 contains the principles upon which cooperation is based, describes the main strategic guidelines in implementing the contribution, and specifies the thematic focus.

Annex 1 (PDF, 32.3 kB, English)

Annex 2 governs procedures and responsibility for the overall programme in detail, especially with regard to monitoring, reporting and controlling, audits and evaluations.

Annex 2 (PDF, Number of pages 7, 22.4 kB, English)

Annex 3 defines the practical rules and procedures for projects and programmes 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.

Annex 3 (PDF, Number of pages 18, 60.7 kB, English)

Annex 4 governs processes and reponsibilities for the implementation of thematic funds. Thematic funds are used when a large number of smaller projects are implemented in a thematic area. This applies in particular in areas such as security, health, support for civil society, integration of minorities, education and grants and partnerships.

Annex 4 (PDF, Number of pages 20, 212.8 kB, English)

Finally, Annex 5 contains the procedures and responsibilites for the special financing instruments, i.e. the fund for technical support and for the project preparation fund.

Annex 5 (PDF, Number of pages 4, 16.2 kB, English)