Thematic Fund Security Bulgaria


The Thematic Fund Security has the purpose to address Schengen related issues and to contribute to enhancing socially related security as well as to fighting against corruption and organized crime. It shall support projects and joint projects between Swiss and Bulgarian institutions.
 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bulgaria
Enhanced security and safety
Improving social security
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.04.2011 - 31.12.2019
CHF 9'724'253
Background

Upon accession of Bulgaria on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses in the security system remained. Although Bulgaria has recently strengthened its prosecution, initiated structural reforms in revenue and customs agencies and started work on an anti-corruption strategy, there is still a need for steps to further improve judicial practice and a continued improvement of the way the judiciary, police and other investigative bodies are structured, managed and cooperate.

Objectives

The purpose of the Thematic Fund Security is to address Schengen related issues and contribute to enhancing socially related security as well as to fighting against corruption and organized crime.

Target groups

Bulgarian public and non governmental organisations active in the field of security, migration, anti trafficking, fight against corruption

Activities

Activities are primarily the implementation of 10 to 12 projects and joint projects between Swiss and Bulgarian institutions amounting to CHF 100’000 to CHF 1’500’000. Projects will support exchange of know-how, training, acquisition of material, institutional development.

Results

Achieved results:  

(by the end of 2016)

  • 10 projects under implementation, with one completed


Expected results:  

  • 10 to 12 projects, mainly joint projects between Swiss and Bulgarian institutions are successfully realized
  • The achievements of the projects are broadly communicated

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector

Implementing partner
Central State Authority
Sub-national State Authority

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   9'724'253 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   7'285'055
Project phases Phase 1 01.04.2011 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase)