The meeting offered a great opportunity for both countries to discuss the thematic contents of the programmes, the challenges faced in relation to the design of schemes, including the scope, the objectives and the expected results.
It was also important to highlight the value of involving the civil society in selected programmes and projects. The parties also discussed the tasks that they will perform in the coming period in accordance with the bilateral Framework Agreement and also the schedule of implementation, including the planned timing of calls for proposals.
In relation to the thematic areas supported in the Cooperation Programme, the Swiss delegation had the opportunity to make site visits. The first visit was organized at the geothermal heating facility of the Vácrátót Botanic Gardens near Budapest. The visit was a good way to present a model for the planned infrastructural development scheme, the reconstruction and connection of geothermal wells to district heating.