Estonia – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement

Between 2007 and 2017, Switzerland contributed CHF 37.9 million to the successful implementation of 18 projects in Estonia.

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Projects in Estonia

Switzerland supports 18 projects in Estonia with its EU enlargement contribution

Results in Estonia

Switzerland uses its enlargement contribution to increase the efficiency of the Estonian emergency services, promote energy efficient building methods and improve border security with automatic number plate recognition

Bilateral Framework Agreement with Estonia

Switzerland has concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Estonia. Switzerland decides in consultation with Estonia and independently of the EU which projects it will support

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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.



The Swiss Enlargement Contribution

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs present an interim balance sheet on the first five years since the approval of the Enlargement Contribution to the new 10 EU-Member States. The projects are to be implemented within another five year period, i.e., by 2017.









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Enhancing the reliability of environmental data in Estonia

National park Laheema

24.11.2011 – Local news

On 24 November 2011, Switzerland and Estonia signed the first project agreement in the domain of “Environment and Infrastructure”. The project will enable the Estonian authorities to better monitor water quality, air pollution and radioactivity levels, and to localize natural hazards. Switzerland is supporting the project with a total contribution of CHF 8.5 million.


Estonia: New Equipment for Children’s Hospital and Forensic Institute

The new automated gait orthosis “Pediatric Lokomat.

28.01.2011 – Article

On 26 January 2011, the Tallinn Children’s Hospital received the new automated gait orthosis “Pediatric Lokomat”. This apparatus, co-financed with the funds of the Swiss Enlargement Contribution, is meant to help children with neurological illnesses and injuries improve their ability to walk. On the same day, the new Estonian Forensic Science Institute in Tallinn, in which equipment financed by Switzerland has been installed for use, was officially inaugurated.


Two Swiss drug experts visit Estonia

Specialist conference on drug policy  in Tallinn

28.09.2010 – Article

From 13 to 15 September 2010, Swiss drug specialists from the fields of research, medicine, psychiatry and the penal system visited Estonia. The visit was accompanied and coordinated by the Estonian Ministry of Finance, the Swiss Enlargement Contribution Office in Riga, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Federal Office of Health (FOH).


Switzerland supports the Fight against Crime in Estonia

A man analyses data on a screen.

15.06.2009 – Article

On 28 May 2009, within the scope of the Swiss Enlargement contribution, a project agreement was signed in Tallinn, Estonia, for the provision of support both to the Estonian Forensic Science Institute and to other criminal prosecution authorities in Estonia. The Swiss contribution of CHF 3.5 million is intended to finance the procurement of modern technical equipment, an enhanced data exchange system, and the organization of training courses.

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Publisher DEZA/SECO

The Swiss contribution in brief

Information on Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU: a brief presentation including project examples.




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