Technical Assistance Fund

Project completed

The bilateral Framework Agreement foresees the possibility of utilizing approximately 1.5% of the total allocation to cover certain management costs in the beneficiary country. The technical assistance will support the submission of qualitative projects, transparent processes and a good visibility of the Swiss Contribution in Bulgaria.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Technical Assistance Fund
11.03.2011 - 06.12.2019
CHF 1'090'000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


By virtue of the 24 March 2006 Federal Act on Cooperation with the Countries of Eastern Europe and the CIS, approved by Swiss voters on 26 November 2006, Switzerland made available a CHF 1 billion solidarity contribution not subject to reimbursement for the benefit of those States which became EU members on 1 May 2004. Based on the same Act, in December 2007 a contribution of CHF 181 million for Romania and CHF 76 million for Bulgaria has been voted by the Parliament. The responsible authorities in Bulgaria for the implementation of the Cooperation Programme need financial support for specific activities related to this implementation process.


To guarantee the effective and efficient implementation of the bilateral cooperation programme with Bulgaria.

Target groups

NCU, Intermediate Bodies, Paying Authority (autorités publiques)


The financing of certain additional costs incurred by the administration of the partner country in its management of the programme, in particular for the costs of information, the external evaluation of projects, the hiring of experts and consultants, salary components and external audits.


Achieved results:  

  • Provision of qualified technical assistance guaranteed transparent procedures, good visibility and effective and efficient project implementation.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'090'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   549'492
Project phases

Phase 1 11.03.2011 - 06.12.2019   (Completed)