Thematic Funds in Romania

Switzerland works with thematic funds for some of the projects in Romania. There are seven thematic funds in total that assist in the seven key areas of safety, civil society, partnerships, integration of Roma, healthcare, research and scholarships. 

 

A school class attending a lesson.
Switzerland is working to ensure better access to education through the thematic fund 'Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups'. © SDC DEZA

The thematic funds are administered by Swiss Intermediate Bodies, which analyse project proposals and make recommendations to Switzerland for approval. The use of thematic funds has several advantages: the topics are focused as the fund is limited to seven key areas; the funds also ensure that projects are selected sensibly and implemented efficiently and correctly, as Swiss partners with in-depth expert knowledge of the topic oversee the process. The following thematic funds are currently being implemented in Romania:

Thematic Funds Fund administrators
Security Team Consult
Research Scholarship Sciex CRUS
Research SNF
Civil Society KEK Consultants
Partnership KEK Consultants
Health Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups DEZA