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

Between 2009 and 2019, Switzerland contributed CHF 76 million to the successful implementation of nine projects and six thematic funds in Bulgaria.

© 2014 Natural Earth
2014 Natural Earth

Projects in Bulgaria

Switzerland supports 15 projects in Bulgaria with its EU enlargement contribution

Results in Bulgaria

Switzerland uses its enlargement contribution to promote vocational education and training in an effort to reduce youth unemployment, enable care for the elderly following the Swiss Spitex model and ensure that old pesticides are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way

Bilateral Framework Agreement with Bulgaria

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

Thematic Funds in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria the SDC is working with thematic funds in the areas of public security, the participation of civil society and integration of the Roma and other minorities