Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme – what is it?
Since 1989 Poland has undergone a number of political, social and economic transformations. Increased socio-economic cohesion and participation inglobalization processes are their significant aspects that manifestthemselves in, among others, an increased importance of internationalcooperation for the sake of country’s development processes.
The Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme (SPCP) is a programme in theframework of which Poland and Switzerland collaborate under the auspices ofthe Swiss programme for the cooperation with new Member States of the European Union (EU). The aim is to reduce social and economic disparitiesbetween 12 Central and Eastern European countries and more developed EU Member States and to stimulate socio-economic development. In the frameworkof this programme authorized entities, e.g. non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs, higher education institutions and public administration,receive subsidies for the implementation of specific projects.
The Programme was completed on 14th June 2017.