In 2010 Switzerland concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Romania 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 Romania concerns the implementation of Swiss-Romanian cooperation efforts to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union (EU). It was concluded on 7 September 2010 and came into effect by exchange of notes on 10 November 2010.
Annex 3 defines the practical rules and procedures for projects and programmes agreed upon, i.e., the procedures for project submission, project approval, project implementation, payment, controlling, and audits – all are described in detail along with specification of the respective responsibilities.
Annex 4 governs processes and responsibilities for the implementation of thematic funds. Thematic funds are used when a large number of smaller projects are implemented in a thematic area. This applies in particular in areas such as security, health, support for civil society, integration of minorities, education and grants and partnerships.