Between 2007 and 2017, Switzerland contributed CHF 464.6 million to the successful implementation of 58 projects in Poland.
Poland – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement
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|Figures relating to Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement:|
|Switzerland’s contribution:||489 mio CHF (2007-2012)|
|EU-Funds:||67,3 bn Euro (2007-2013)
77,6 bn Euro (2014-2020)
|General information about the country:|
|Area:||313 000 km²|
|Growth rate (% of GDP):||4.6%|
|Swiss exports to Poland:||2'248.8 mio CHF|
|Swiss imports from Poland:||2'254.5 mio CHF|
|Purchasing power with regard to the EU average:||70%|
|Source: Eurostat, Swiss Foreign Trade Statistics (june 2018)|
In addition to the thematic focus, part of the enlargement contribution is also to be geographically concentrated. The regions of „Lubelskie", „Malapolskie", „Podkarpackie" and „Swietokrzyskie" are vested with priority. With a per capita gross domestic product lying at approx. 35% of the EU-25 average, these regions boast the lowest development indicators in Poland. At least 40% of the enlargement contribution to Poland is to go to the benefit of these regions either directly or indirectly.
Results country programmes in EU-12 countries
Promoting renewable energy, creating employment and strengthening civil society: the final review of Switzerland's enlargement contribution summarises the results of the Swiss-backed projects.
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.
Infrastructure projects in Poland
Thanks to the Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme, 44,000 families now live in asbestos-free houses. Switzerland contributed CHF 115 million to support energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in a total of ten projects. In addition, Switzerland funded measures to improve public transport.
Improvement of border security in Poland
A number of projects contribute to securing the 1,200 km border dividing the Schengen area from Belarus and Ukraine.
Biodiversity in Poland
Promotion of biodiversity and nature conservation in Poland.
Regional development in Poland
The economic situation in structurally weak regions has been improved through promoting tourism and marketing regional products.
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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Partnership funds in the new EU member states
NGO fund in twelve EU member states
Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme
27.08.2009 Local news
Implementation of accounting and auditing standards
Particularly in times of economic downturn, the existence of transparent framework conditions is crucial to the growth of private enterprise. SECO has thus approved a CHF 10 million project supporting the implementation of the accounting and auditing standards for businesses in Poland.
13.05.2009 Local news
Switzerland is helping to facilitate access to long-term financing for SMEs in Poland. On 13 May, the Federal Council decided to make CHF 53 million from the enlargement contribution fund available for venture capital investments with a view to enabling job creation in structurally weak regions.
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Information on Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU: a brief presentation including project examples.