With the second Swiss contribution (framework credits Cohesion and Migration) to selected EU member states, Switzerland aims to help reduce economic and social inequalities and better manage migratory movements in Europe. Switzerland decides together with the partner countries which programmes and projects it will support.
With the second Swiss contribution, Switzerland strengthens and deepens its bilateral relations with partner countries and the EU as a whole. In addition, with the thematic priority, which are migration , Switzerland can contribute to addressing current challenges in Europe that also affect Switzerland.
Responsibility for implementation in the area of migration lies with the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). The Migration Framework Credit is primarily used to finance programmes and projects in the following areas: Asylum procedures, infrastructure, voluntary return and integration. The criteria used to define the partner countries are primarily the migratory pressure and the needs of the countries concerned in terms of managing migratory movements.
As with the enlargement contribution, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) are jointly responsible for implementing Switzerland's contribution in the area of cohesion. The Europe Division of the State Secretariat FDFA is responsible for the monitoring of European policy matters.
Last modification 03.08.2022