Partnership fund in the Czech Republic

Projet terminé
A large group of cyclists in a city
The SlowUp project of the partnership fund in the Czech Republic promotes non-motorised mobility. © SDC SDC

The Partnership Fund encourages development of mutual cooperation and partnerships between the Czech and Swiss bodies. The Fund supports smaller projects between 10'000 and 250'000 CHF and contributes through the exchange of know how and best practices to tackle development challenges in the Czech Republic.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Tchèque, Républic
Renforcer la société civile
Partenariats bilatéraux
01.06.2009 - 14.06.2017
CHF 5'050'000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


In the 90s, more than 80 partnerships were established between Swiss and Czech municipalities with the aim to assist with strengthening political structures and organisation of their functioning. Later on, the partnerships shifted rather to a social and cultural exchange. During the preparation of the Swiss Contribution, various stakeholders in Switzerland (cities, trade unions) signalled their interest to intensify partnerships and implement joint projects with their Czech partner.


The Partnership Fund encourages development of mutual cooperation and partnerships between Czech and Swiss bodies. The Fund aims at supporting Swiss-Czech links through the exchange of information, transfer of know-how and best practices within projects implemented in the Czech Republic.

Groupes cibles

State, regional and local authorities, universities, NGOs, professional chambers and unions, associations


Call for project proposals periodically invite applicants to submit their sub-projects in specific thematic areas. The submitted sub-projects are assessed by an evaluation committee, which is composed of different Czech bodies (NGO, Social partners umbrella organisations, towns and regions) as well as the Swiss Embassy. The implementation of the selected projects will be monitored by the Intermediary.


Résultats obtenus:  

  • 98 Swiss-Czech projects deepening existing or establishing new partnerships between various organisations, both at local and national levels.
  • 15% of projects resulted in longer-term cooperation beyond the original project's support.
  • Contribution to strengthened bilateral relations between Switzerland and the Czech Republic
  • Mutual transfer of know-how led to joint publications in academic or medical spheres, as well as new methodologies or approaches supporting further developement in the given areas. For example new model of work opportunities for disadvantaged, methods for buiding-up the production and market for organic beef or a study related to children's rights which formed the basis for legislative amendment and related National Action Plan.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Contribution suisse à l'UE élargie
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution étatique étrangère
  • National State Institute North

Autres partenaires

Intermediary Body and Executing Agency: Ministry of Finance (National Coordination Unit)

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   5'050'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   4'105'340
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.06.2009 - 14.06.2017   (Completed)