Bilateral Framework Agreement with Croatia

The Swiss ambassador to Croatia, Stefan Estermann, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Branko Grčić.
The Swiss ambassador to Croatia, Stefan Estermann, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Branko Grčić. © FDFA

In 2015 Switzerland concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Croatia which sets out the aim, scope, form and use of the enlargement contribution as well as the most important provisions on its implementation.

The framework agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the government of Croatia concerns the implementation of Swiss-Croatian cooperation efforts to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union (EU). It was concluded on 30 June 2015.

The Framework (PDF, Number of pages 8, 27.8 kB, English)

Annex 1 contains the principles upon which cooperation is based, describes the main strategic guidelines in implementing the contribution, and specifies the thematic focus.

Annex 1 (PDF, Number of pages 17, 60.1 kB, English)

Annex 2 defines the practical rules and procedures agreed upon, i.e., the procedures for project approval, project implementation, payment, controlling, and audits – all are described in detail along with specification of the respective responsibilities.

Annex 2 (PDF, Number of pages 22, 66.8 kB, English)

Finally, Annex 3 contains the procedures for the special financing facilities such as the so-called Block Grants, the Project-Preparation (Seed Money) Facility, the Technical Assistance Fund, and the Scholarship Fund.

Annex 3 (PDF, Number of pages 8, 29.7 kB, English)