The Swiss contribution

The Swiss contribution in brief

Since 2008, Switzerland has been participating in various projects designed to reduce the economic and social disparities in an enlarged EU, with CHF 1.302 billion

Swiss interests

The Swiss contribution is an integral part of Swiss foreign policy on Europe which aims to consolidate Switzerland’s relations with the EU and its member states

Legal basis

The legal basis for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement can be found in the Federal Act of 24 March 2006 on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe

Economic and social disparities in the EU

On 1 May 2004, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – the EU 10 – joined the European Union. Three years later, on 1 January 2007, Bulgaria and Romania joined, and, on 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the EU.

Exchange rate gains

Who benefits from exchange rate gains on the enlargement contribution?

Correct use of funds

Switzerland monitors the project selection process in the partner country, examines the tendering process and supervises project implementation


Job vacancies and employment opportunities in Switzerland and abroad


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