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Implementation of SDC’s Culture Percent (Culture %) in the Western Balkans

01.09.2014 - 31.12.2016

In the Western Balkans, artistic expression and cooperation between cultural actors have proven to be powerful instruments for supporting processes linked to democratisation. Among these are intercultural dialogue, mutual tolerance, social cohesion and even economic development. By contributing to the Balkans Arts and Cultural Fund (BAC), set up by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), SDC supports independent cultural work as important agent in fostering inclusive, democratic and prosperous societies in the region.

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Democratic Society Promotion (DSP)

01.07.2014 - 31.12.2018

The democratic development of any country must include - besides institution building - support to an active citizenry to demand transparent, accountable and inclusive governance. DSP funds civic initiatives that advance democracy and inclusion in Kosovo. The promotion of civic participation, ethnic cohesion, gender equality and - as new component - diaspora participation are at the core of this programme.

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Rural Water and Sanitation Support Programme Kosovo (RWSSP V)

01.11.2013 - 30.06.2018

Since 2005, the Swiss Rural Water and Sanitation Support Programme has provided access to safe drinking water and sanitation to more than 150,000 people living in rural area. The programme is building infrastructure, strengthening managing capacity, and developing the sector framework conditions. It is expected that by 2017, 320,000 people will benefit and that the Regional Water Companies maintain effectively the water networks.

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Performing and Responsible Social Sciences Research (PERFORM)

01.11.2013 - 31.03.2019

Social Sciences in the Western Balkans lack recognition and influence. This project is designed to improve the quality and relevance of social research for political and social reforms in the region. Strengthened research communities, defining their research agenda and delivering quality research, a structured dialogue with public and private stakeholders, improving the relevance and policy incidence of research, and more conducive frame conditions for social research shall result from this project.

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Regional Research Promotion Programme

01.09.2013 - 30.06.2017

The programme promotes research in social sciences in the Western Balkans. While still having a rather marginal role, social sciences are highly relevant to bring forward social and political reforms in the region. Young researchers, in particular young female researchers, shall get their chance to conduct research according to international standards and thus remain motivated to stay in their countries of origin. In addition, research institutions get support to be prepared for increasing European integration.

Improving Financial Protection and Quality of Care (Contribution to a World Bank Hybrid Trust Fund)

01.09.2013 - 31.08.2020

Kosovo has initiated a wide-ranging health sector reform, a cornerstone of which is the introduction of the mandatory health insurance. Given the complexity of the reforms, technical support will be crucial in assisting an effective implementation. Moreover, a better informed targeting of public subsidies will protect poor people from either foregoing health care or being impoverished due to out of pocket payments for health care in case of ill health.

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Swiss Contribution to the European Endowment for Democracy

15.07.2013 - 31.12.2015

Initiated by Poland and launched by the EU with the financial support of a number of European countries, the European Endowment for Democracy intends to promote democracy by supporting "agents of change" in the bordering countries of the EU in the East and in the South. Switzerland is represented in the Board of Governors and supports the endowment with a contribution of 1 million CHF earmarked for grants provided by the European Endowment for Democracy to projects.

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Contribution to the Association "Alblnfo ch" Diaspora-website and activities

01.06.2013 - 31.12.2017

The role of the numerous Albanian speaking diaspora living in Switzerland for the development of their countries of origin is of high significance. The flows of financial remittances, of social capital, professional and cultural know-how are important resources for development. Alblnfo ch is an important stakeholder in this regard, offenng an interactive platform of refiection, debate, contacts and networking as well as professional and neutral information service to the diaspora in Switzertand and beyond.

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Lugano Summer School - Support for health professionals and managers from Low- and Middle-Income Countries with a SOC health focus

01.05.2013 - 30.04.2017

Empowering the workforce at all levels and within each of the building blocks of the health system through training is mandatory for improving health system performance. Therefore the goal of the of the Lugano Summer School is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of health professionals in selected low and middle income countries to manage, develop and promote health services and health systems at conceptual, strategic, and operational levels.

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Contribution to the Open Regional Fund for Modernisation of Municipal Services (ORF MMS) of the GiZ

01.02.2013 - 30.09.2016

Regional cooperation is an important element in achieving approximation between Western Balkan (WB) countries. The GiZ Open Regional Fund for Modernisation of Municipal Services (ORF MMS) is one of the few regional instruments that provides technical advice and financial funds to projects, that are jointly launched by regional service providers. The aim is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services through skills development, promotion of good practices and common tools.

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Swiss-Kosovo Local Governance and Decentralization Support (LOGOS)

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013

Since the independence in 2008, Kosovo has achieved good progress in the field of local governance and decentralisation. The progress however relates mainly to realisation of the political decentralisation agenda (“Ahtisaari Plan”), whereas in the local governance reform, despite initial achievements, important challenges remain ahead. The project will contribute to strengthening Local Governance and Decentralization reforms in municipalities in South Eastern Kosovo.

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Regional Program: Scientific Cooperation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland (SCOPES), Institutional Partnerships and Research

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

Der Schweizerische Nationalfonds setzt das seit 1990 laufende Projekt SCOPES mit Partnern aus Osteuropa und der GUS um. Im Rahmen dieser Zusammenarbeit werden Forschungsinstitutionen aus Partnerländern in ihren Aufgaben unterstützt. Als weiteres Element führen Forschungsteams aus Osteuropa und der Schweiz in gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekten Grundlagenforschung durch. Deren internationale Vernetzung trägt wesentlich dazu bei, qualitativ hochwertige Forschungsresultate nutzbar zu machen.

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