The project is implemented with financial support provided by the Swiss Confederation through Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
In 1997 the Swiss Confederation and Ukraine signed a bilateral agreement for technical cooperation, in the framework of which the Swiss Cooperation Office was opened in Kyiv to coordinate the cooperation programs in Ukraine. The Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine operates on behalf of three governmental organizations – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Human Security Division (HSD), which are part of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which is part of the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs. The Swiss support to Ukraine in 2015 – 2018 focuses on Sustainable Economic Development, Sustainable Energy Management and Urban Development, Governance and Peacebuilding as well as Health. Besides, the Swiss Confederation provides humanitarian assistance to the regions and target groups affected by the conflict in the East of Ukraine. For more information, please visit https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/ukraine/en/home.html.