Project Preparation Facility (PPF)

Project completed

The Swiss Contribution to enlargement aims to finance a broad variety of projects. The PPF provided the necessary financial assistance to enable Executing Agencies to submit high quality project proposals. This was especially important in the case of complex projects.


Country/region Topic Period Budget
Project Preparation Facility
01.12.2010 - 31.12.2015
CHF 409'189

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


Executing Agencies, especially of poorer regions do not have the means to prepare good Final Project Proposals. Likewise, complex projects demand a costly preparation.


The goal of the PPF was to ensure the efficient preparation of good quality Final Project Proposals.

Target groups

Executing Agencies/Intermediate Bodies


The PPF could be used for mandates of competent external experts for preparing studies, e.g. feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, and/or translations into English.


Achieved results:   The Project Preparation has significantly contributed to the thorough preparation of Swiss funded projects. Therefore, the Project Preparation Facility played a major role in enabling Switzerland to approve all the projects and to fully commit all the available funds by December 2014.

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • Bulgarian Monitoring of EU Funds Directorate

Implementing partner
Several Bulgarian Executing Agencies

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   409'189 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   357'634
Project phases

Phase 1 01.12.2010 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)