Environment Expertise Fund

Project completed
Pravčická brána, Bohemian Switzerland
The Environment Expertise Fund supports small projects in the field of nature conservations and landscape protection, environment protection, climate and air protection, economic and environmental policy. © Czech Tourism © Czech Tourism

The Environment Expertise Fund aims at supporting sub-projects (size: CHF 30'000 to CHF 200'000) related to (1) Enhancing planning capacities of the public administration in selected environmental areas, (2) Increasing experience and knowledge of Czech and Swiss organisations active in environmental issues and (3) Using new methods in promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. The Project will improve professional qualifications of workers employed with environmental protection and sustainable development issues and increased public awareness for these topics.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Czech Republic
Protecting the environment
Biodiversity
01.01.2011 - 31.12.2016
CHF 2'000'000
Background

The Environment Expertise Fund supports activities complementary to other EU or EEA/Norwegian funded projects. There is no Czech subsidy mechanism in the field of environment that would enable to finance small projects aiming at specific and relevant approaches to environmental protection and sustainable development.

Objectives

The Environment Expertise Fund aims at supporting sub-projects (size: CHF 30'000 to CHF 200'000) related to

  • Enhancing planning capacities of the public administration in selected environmental areas,
  • Increasing experience and knowledge of Czech and Swiss organisations active in environmental issues and
  • Using new methods in promoting environmental protection and sustainable development.
Target groups

The direct beneficiaries will be the selected sub-project applicants (e.g. NGOs, research institutions, regions, municipalities) and the broader regional public (municipalities/regions).

Activities

The main activities of the Ministry of Environment will be to

  • Increase public awareness for environmental protection and sustainable development issues the latter topics.
  • Evaluate and select sub-projects
  • Monitor sub-projects
Results

Achieved results:  

  • Improved qualifications of professional in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development.
  • Increased public awareness for environmental protection and sustainable development.
  • 33 sub-projects completed.


Expected results:  

  • 28 completed sub-projects


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

Implementing partner
Czech Ministry of Environment

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'999'999
Project phases

Phase 1 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)