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
25.03.2011 - 06.10.2014
CHF  503’730

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 contributed to the preparation of Swiss funded projects. It allowed the partners to elaborate high-quality project documentation. With this, 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.

Expected results:  

Project documentation of good quality submitted by the Executing Agencies/Intermediate Bodies.

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • Romanian Ministry of Public Finance

Implementing partner
Several Romanian Executing Agencies

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    503’730 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    502’452
Project phases

Phase 1 25.03.2011 - 06.10.2014   (Completed)