A key element of our cooperation is the development of closer scientific ties between Egypt and the European Research Area through increased Egyptian participation in Horizon 2020, the on-going EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The cooperation between the European Commission and Egypt in Science and Technology (S&T) is guided by:
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Action Plan, action 2.5 on Science and Technology, Research and Development - signed in 2007
The EC-Egypt Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Road Map - signed in 2005
The rolling Road Map of the EC-Egypt Science and Technology Agreement identifies research priorities and specific areas of mutual interest for further cooperation. Renewable energy, environment (water and climate change), health, agriculture, food, and information and communication technologies have been identified as key research areas.
Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It is also the most open research and innovation programme in the world, Open for collaboration with third country partners like Egypt.
- Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
- How to get funding?
- Egypt in the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
Mobility Partnership - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
In addition to Horizon 2020, other financial assistance for the support EC-Egypt S&T cooperation is provided by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).
- Bilateral: Research, Development and Innovation Programme (RDI)
- Cooperation between Egypt and EU Member States (2015)
- National S&T Initiatives