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Welcome to the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine

In the early 1990s Switzerland recognized the newly independent state of Ukraine and since then it has been supporting Ukraine through a number of bilateral and multilateral cooperation projects. In 1997 Switzerland and Ukraine signed a bilateral agreement for technical cooperation, in the framework of which the Swiss Cooperation Office was opened in Kyiv to coordinate assistance programs in Ukraine. The Swiss Cooperation Office operates on behalf of two governmental organizations - the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), which is a part of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which is a part of the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs.

The aim of the Swiss Cooperation Office is to support transition processes in Ukraine by:

  • encouraging the democratic reform of its public institutions
  • ensuring strong and sustainable development of the economy
  • promoting principles of an equitable and participatory society
  • deepening integration with Europe

The Swiss cooperation program in Ukraine focuses its support on four major areas:

Also some projects are being implemented within the Non-core Programme:

SDC Newsletter


The SDC Newsletter presents a selection of the most relevant news about the Swiss development cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. Every edition highlights a current issue and provides information about different projects, publications, movies and events.

Disseminated via email every two months, the newsletter is available in English, French, German and Italian.

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Swiss Cooperation Strategy
2011 - 2014 
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The Cooperation Office in Ukraine is the interface for all technical assistance between the two countries. For general information about Switzerland or consular questions (visa requirements, etc.) please refer to the main website of the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is a part of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research