Swiss enlargement contribution is an important element of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Croatia. The Swiss-Croatian programme of cooperation will improve many aspects of bilateral relations, as well as provide an opportunity to promote Switzerland’s sense of solidarity, the establishment of Swiss-Croatian institutional partnerships, the promotion of Swiss presence and visibility as well as the positive use of Swiss knowledge and experience.
The Swiss parliament approved the amount of 45 million CHF in order to reduce economic and social inequalities within the enlarged EU (forty five million CHF) in the period of availability of funds arising from the date on which the contribution was approved by the Swiss Parliament on 11 December 2014, until the end of the period of validity of the legal basis for the contribution, which is 31 May 2017 and the ten-year period of payment, from the date the contribution was approved by the Swiss Parliament.
National co-financing of projects is provided up to 15% of total project value. The Swiss-Croatian programme of cooperation will be implemented by December 2024.