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

Switzerland's contribution for Cyprus is approximately CHF 6 million. Between now and 2017, 3 projects designed to reduce economic and social disparities in Cyprus will be implemented. The project implementation is accompanied by the SDC in Berne.

Projects in Cyprus

Switzerland supports 3 projects in Cyprus with its EU enlargement contribution

Project news

News, highlights and information on the projects in Cyprus

Results in Cyprus

In Cyprus Switzerland is using its enlargement contribution to give young people access to practice-based vocational education and training, build a modern sewage treatment plant and, through the renovation of a community centre, support cultural exchange between the northern and southern parts of the island

Bilateral Framework Agreement with Cyprus

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

Documents (7)

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Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2015

The annual report contains an overview of concrete results and the status of project implementation. Over 500 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from the new EU member states received scholarships in 2015 to do research in Switzerland. Bulgaria introduced legislation that provides for outpatient care based on the Swiss Spitex model, and Slovenia halved the heating and electricity bills of schools through energy efficiency renovations and renewable energies.




Evaluation Report on the Swiss Contribution 2015: Key points in brief

An independent evaluation has confirmed the federal authorities have achieved good results in implementing Switzerland’s enlargement contribution to the new EU member states. This report summarises the key findings of the evaluation and outlines the progress and achievements of the Swiss contribution.



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.





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News (3)

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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.


Switzerland

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.


Enlargement Contribution in Cyprus – All Projects ready for Implementation

Protecting marine ecosystems

28.07.2010 – Article

In Cyprus, three different projects have gotten underway that are being supported by a contribution of almost CHF 6 million. With this, Switzerland’s enlargement contribution earmarked for Cyprus has already been completely distributed. The projects pursue the objective of reducing the economic and social disparities between Cyprus and the more advanced countries of the EU.

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