We are facilitating the transfer of know-how between Switzerland and Tunisia, and together with our partners we are developing innovative and customised solutions. Our projects focus on strengthening good governance in the transition to democracy, in particular broadening diversity through and promoting public-private partnerships.


  • Surface: 163 610 km2
  • Population: 11.7 millions
  • Capitale: Tunis

Swisscontact in TunisiA

  • since 1965


Sustainable tourism
Destination in South-East Tunisia: new approaches and skills in the tourism sector
The main objective of the project is to contribute to the attractiveness of South-East Tunisia through new approaches and skills for the development of sustainable, diversified and inclusive tourism. This will improve the income and living conditions of the local population. Since the revolution in 2011, 2018 has seen the best tourism result with...
Initial vocational education and training
The Vocational Training Support Programme
The program financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Swisscontact with the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment (MVTE) aims to improve the employability of young people and the attractiveness of vocational training (VT). Started in June 2013, it brings together the main public VT providers, as...
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam
Trade facilitation, Initial vocational education and training, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Sustainable tourism
Swiss Import Promotion Programme
The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) within the framework of its economic development cooperation. As for the new investment phase (2017-2020), SIPPO is carried out by Swisscontact.The overall objective of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is...
Sustainable tourism
Tourism Governance and Marketing
The project contributes to diversifying and improving the competitiveness of Tunisian tourism by encouraging the development of new approaches to local tourism management and new regional tourism brands. Tourism accounts for 14% of national GDP and faces many structural and profound challenges. Tunisian tourism urgently needs reforms and measures...
Labour market insertion, Initial vocational education and training
Centre for Training and Further Education in Enterprises
The project "Centre de formation et d'apprentissage en entreprise" aims to promote in-house training based on the practice of Swiss companies. It adresses in particular Tunisian companies and exporters who are convinced of the need to invest in training.


Trade facilitation
First award for Tunisian olive oil in Switzerland
For the first time, a Tunisian olive oil, the Alta Olea Extra Virgin "Chetoui", has been awarded for its exceptional quality at the International Olive Oil Award in Zurich. This successful participation was supported by the SIPPO programme and its partner, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tunis CCIT.
Tunisia, Morocco
Sustainable tourism
Yes to tourism as an engine of growth – but make sure it’s sustainable!
Promotion of tourism is an effective activity in international development cooperation. The potential to create new jobs is great, not only in the tourism sector per se but also in other sectors down- and upstream. Swisscontact has nearly 20 years of experience in promoting tourism in developing countries and emerging economies. The highest...
Yves Matthijs

Our Interventions

Initial vocational education and training, retraining, and labour market integration are central to our activities. This is how we strengthen skills and create the basis for people to earn a decent living and actively participate in society. 

In the field of economic development, we are focusing on five areas with the highest potential for sustainable growth: tourism, trade, business ecosystems, green cities, and sustainable agriculture. We are committed to generating productive jobs, increasing incomes, and promoting well-being that spares natural resources. 

Our employees work each day to implement projects, provide guidance, and organise internships. 

Transition démocratique : la gouvernance comme enjeu global
Le context
La res­source hu­maine est cer­tai­ne­ment au cœur de la Tu­ni­sie de de­main !
Zones d'action
Swisscontact Tunisie conduit des activités dans quinze gouvernorats, avec un fort accent mis sur les régions intérieures du pays : Grand Tunis (bureau principal), Bizerte, Nabeul, Béja, Le Kef, Siliana, Zaghouan, Kairouan, Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid, Mahdia, Sfax, Gabès, Médenine et Tataouine.
Des partenariats solides à tous les niveaux sont indispensables pour que les projets de développement aient le plus d’effet possible. C’est ce que nos soixante ans d’expérience dans la coopération au développement nous ont appris. Et c’est la raison pour laquelle nous collaborons étroitement avec des partenaires locaux, nationaux et internationaux. Nos partenariats se concentrent sur les projets communs qui bénéficient à tous les acteurs, en particulier à la population locale. 


28, Avenue du Lac Nord
Les Jardins du Lac
1053, Tunis