Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.
Thematic Fund Security Bulgaria
The Thematic Fund Security has the purpose to address Schengen related issues and to contribute to enhancing socially related security as well as to fighting against corruption and organized crime. It shall support projects and joint projects between Swiss and Bulgarian institutions.
Enhanced security and safety
Improving social security
Combating corruption and organised crime
- 9 projects were implemented with different Bulgarian and Swiss stakeholders in the field of forensic research, environmental security, stolen vehicles, juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, policing violence, fighting against organized crime, corruption and human trafficking.
- Swiss Private Sector
Upon accession of Bulgaria on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses in the security system remained. Although Bulgaria has recently strengthened its prosecution, initiated structural reforms in revenue and customs agencies and started work on an anti-corruption strategy, there is still a need for steps to further improve judicial practice and a continued improvement of the way the judiciary, police and other investigative bodies are structured, managed and cooperate.
The purpose of the Thematic Fund Security is to address Schengen related issues and contribute to enhancing socially related security as well as to fighting against corruption and organized crime.
Bulgarian public and non governmental organisations active in the field of security, migration, anti trafficking, fight against corruption
Activities are primarily the implementation of 10 to 12 projects and joint projects between Swiss and Bulgarian institutions amounting to CHF 100’000 to CHF 1’500’000. Projects will support exchange of know-how, training, acquisition of material, institutional development.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 9'724'253 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 9'086'239|
|Project phases||Phase 1 01.04.2011 - 31.12.2019 (Current phase)|