Improving public safety and security

Members of the fire and rescue corps exercising on a dump for construction waste materials in Slovakia
Training and the procurement of equipment help Slovakian search and rescue teams to deal more effectively with natural disasters and other emergencies. © SDC

CHF 116 million of the enlargement contribution flows into projects for improving public safety in the partner countries.

These include modernising the legal system in Latvia, increasing protection along the outer border of the Schengen area in Poland, measures for handling natural disasters and emergencies in Hungary and fighting corruption and organised crime in various countries. Improving public safety in the partner countries is also in Switzerland's own interest as the projects also contribute toward fighting cross-border crime.