|Management: Ruth Huber|
|Deputy: Beate Katja Elsässer|
Department for Cooperation with Eastern Europe (CEE)
The Cooperation with Eastern Europe (CEE) Department helps countries of the former Soviet Union and in the Western Balkans transition to democratic market systems. With the enlargement contribution, Switzerland is investing in the reduction of economic and social disparities in the new member states (NMS) of the enlarged EU. The framework credit for transition cooperation and the enlargement contribution is divided between the CEE and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The SDC and SECO programmes are complementary. The CEE Department is made up of three units: the Western Balkans Division, the Eurasia Division and the NMS Division.