The Swiss contribution to Slovenia amounts to CHF 22 million. Between now and 2017, 8 projects designed to reduce economic and social disparities in Slovenia are implemented. The project implementation is accompanied by the SDC and the SECO in Berne, which are in close contact with the National Coordination Unit in the government office.
Slovenia – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement
|Mission / Delegation / Permanent Representation|
|Embassy with Cooperation Office|
|Embassy with Regional consular center|
|Swiss Business Hub|
|Figures relating to Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement:|
|Switzerland’s contribution:||22 mio CHF (2007-2012)|
|EU-Funds:||4,2 bn Euro (2007-2013)
3,1 bn Euro (2014-2020)
|General information about the country:|
|Area:||20 000 km²|
|Growth rate (% of GDP):||2.5%|
|Swiss exports to Slovenia:||416.7 mio CHF|
|Swiss imports from Slovenia:||440.2 mio CHF|
|Purchasing power with regard to the EU average:||83%|
|Source: Eurostat, Swiss Foreign Trade Statistics (april 2017)|
Object 1 6 of 6
The Swiss Enlargement Contribution
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs present an interim balance sheet on the first five years since the approval of the Enlargement Contribution to the new 10 EU-Member States. The projects are to be implemented within another five year period, i.e., by 2017.
Boosting research in ten EU member states
Promotion of renewable energy in Primorska
NGO fund in twelve EU member states
EU enlargement contribution for Slovenia
Partnership funds in the new EU member states
Object 1 7 of 7
19.06.2017 Media release
The 10-year implementation period for Switzerland’s enlargement contribution to the 10 central and eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 came to an end on 14 June 2017. Under the contribution, Parliament approved a total of CHF 1 billion to implement 210 projects which have helped reduce economic and social disparities among broad sections of the population living in the EU.
Estonia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic have completed their projects in the area of financial reporting, improving their application of international standards in financial reporting and auditing. The improved quality, transparency and comparability of their financial reporting is creating a better environment for the private sector.
Slovenia received CHF 22 million as part of Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU. Almost half of this was devoted to two projects relating to renewable energies and sustainable energy use. The projects raised awareness of these issues among around 5,000 teachers and students, and 41 schools are now heated using renewable energies. The successful end of the project to promote environmentally friendly energy for the Slovenian Alps was celebrated on 16 September 2015 in the presence of President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga.
The closing ceremony of the Sciex scholarship programme was held on 25 September 2015. Thanks to this programme, more than 500 doctoral and post-doctoral students could visit Switzerland for a limited period to conduct and expand their research.
Federal Council opens consultation on the continuation of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe
17.12.2014 Media release
The Federal Council has opened the consultation on the continuation of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act). The current act is still valid until the end of May 2017. A timely prolongation should enable the seamless continuation of cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The consultation will last until 31 March 2015.
06.06.2014 Media release
Switzerland is working in Slovenia within the framework of its enlargement contribution on two infrastructure projects in the field of energy. The realisation of such projects has led on the one hand to the building of new infrastructure – for example new solar panels, heat pumps or biomass boilers – and on the other to the creation of one single platform through which Swiss firms can enter the Slovenian market and forge contacts with local firms more easily. Switzerland is thus actively promoting the transfer of knowledge in the area of energy efficiency and fostering greater cooperation between Swiss and Slovenian project partners.
31.05.2013 Media release
More than 200 projects are now being implemented as part of the enlargement contribution. At the annual conference of Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe on 31 May 2013 in Bern, government representatives and experts from Switzerland and abroad discussed the importance and the impact of these projects. About 750 people took part in the annual conference in the Hotel National, an exceptionally high turnout.