Framework Agreement for the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme

Local news, 06.02.2023

Swiss Ambassador Jean-François Paroz, representing Switzerland, and Hungarian Minister for Regional Development, Dr. Tibor Navracsics, representing Hungary, officially signed the Framework Agreement for the second Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme on 8 November 2022, as part of Switzerland’s second contribution to selected EU member states. Since 19th of December 2022 the Framework Agreement has been provisionally applied and it has taken effect as of the 26th of January 2023. The text of the signed Framework Agreement is presented below.

Overview of the thematic fields
Overview of the thematic fields © SECO / SDC / SCO

The Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme aims at reducing economic and social disparities in Hungary. It will provide support in the form of thematic programmes and projects, in eight different fields. Most measures will be implemented in cooperation with non-governmental organizations and several schemes will involve Swiss partner organizations.

The signing of the Framework Agreement was an important milestone in the long tradition of cooperation between Switzerland and Hungary. The agreement sets out the aim, scope, form and use of the contribution as well as the most important provisions on implementation.

The Annex of the Framework Agreement called the 'Country-Specific Set-Up' presents the thematic and geographical allocations of the Contribution and specific rules agreed between Switzerland and Hungary as well as the attribution of responsibilities and tasks to entities involved in the implementation of the Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme and in the Support Measures.

Framework Agreement CH-HU and Annex 'Country-Specific Set-Up' (PDF, 23 Pages, 725.9 kB, English)