Partnership and Expert Fund - Romania

Projet terminé

The "Partnership and Expert Fund - Romania" has the purpose to promote and support existing and new partnerships between Romanian and Swiss associations and communities in planning and implementing specific projects. It has also the purpose to offer specific Swiss expertise for Romanian institutions according to concrete demands.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Accroître la sécurité sociale
Favoriser la croissance économique et améliorer les conditions de travail
Renforcer la société civile
Partenariats bilatéraux
01.07.2011 - 30.11.2019
CHF 10'000'000

During the transition period, many of the new established Romanian NGOs and public institutions associated with supporting international NGOs in order to implement joint activities. Since Romanian civil society as well as many public institutions are still quite fragile and need support in order to become strong and credible actors, the partnership approach is a valuable instrument for the promotion of mutual understanding at individual and at associative level, as well as for the development and consolidation of the Romanian partner’s capacity.


The Partnership and Expert Fund will promote and/or enhance institutional partnerships between Romanian and Swiss partners in order to contribute to the solution of specific development challenges, strengthen the capacities and structures of the Romanian institutional partners, benefit from Swiss added value and contribute to the strengthening of the partnerships.The Expert Fund will specifically mobilize Swiss expertise for short-term inputs to NGOs and public institutions.

Groupes cibles

Communities and associations in Romania, mostly in small villages in partnership with Swiss institutions in general and their population in particular.


Two specific projects are pre-defined in the Framework Agreement while a Block Grant is made available for individual partnership projects. Another Block Grant will finance specific inputs by Swiss experts.


Résultats obtenus:  

  • 40 partnership projects aimed at promoting and supporting existing and new partnership between Romanian and Swiss associations and communities in implementing projects in the field of social access and community development, education and research, environment, culture, and democracy promotion. The Romanian civil society organizations active within this Programme could strengthen their sustainability in term of infrastructure, organization capacity, strategy and policy making by benefiting from the added value of the partnerships established with Swiss organizations and specific Swiss expertise.
  • 2 retained activities (Geographical Indications and Social Dialogue Laws in Romania).
  • Thanks to these Swiss-Romanian partnerships, the organizations benefitted from a big pool of expertise (Swiss and Romanian) and the regular know-how exchanges offered both sides significant insights.
  • More than 74’000 people benefitted from activities (participation in trainings, information sessions, field activities, awareness raising and information campaigns).
  • More than 920 Romanians and more than 280 Swiss benefitted from the exchange of experiences and specific know-how in various thematic fields (social, environmental, cultural, etc.) through over 247 exchange visits.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Contribution suisse à l'UE élargie
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Secteur privé
  • Secteur privé suisse

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   10'000'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   9'950'000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.07.2011 - 30.11.2019   (Completed)