Hungary – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement

The Swiss contribution to Hungary amounts to CHF 131 million. Between now and 2017, 39 projects designed to reduce economic and social disparities in Hungary are implemented. A minimum of 40% of the funding is allocated to structurally weak regions in eastern and northern Hungary. A Swiss Contribution Office has been established in Budapest for the purpose of working closely on project implementation with the National Coordination Unit within the Prime Minister's Office.

© 2014 Natural Earth
2014 Natural Earth

Projects in Hungary

Switzerland supports 39 projects in Hungary with its EU enlargement contribution

Project News

News, highlights and information on the projects in Hungary

Results in Hungary

Switzerland uses its enlargement contribution to create jobs by taking part in a venture capital fund, extend the drinking-water supply and improve flood protection

Bilateral Framework Agreement with Hungary

Switzerland has concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Hungary. Switzerland decides in consultation with Hungary and independently of the EU which projects it will support

Focus area

In addition to the thematic focus indicated below, part of the enlargement contribution is also to be geographically concentrated. The regions «Northern Hungary» and «Northern Great Plain» are vested with priority. With a per capita gross domestic product lying at approx. 42% of the EU-27 average, these regions boast the lowest development indicators in Hungary. At least 40% of the enlargement contribution to Hungary is to go to the benefit of these regions either directly or indirectly.