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Research and innovation

Policy background

Research and innovation cooperation is governed by the EU-Egypt Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, signed in 2005, as well as the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan.

Areas with the highest potential for cooperation

  • climate action (particularly water management)
  • food and agriculture
  • energy (particularly renewable energy and energy-water nexus)
  • health

The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) also includes research and innovation cooperation.

Egypt has bilateral science and technology agreements with several EU countries covering collaborative research, joint funding, mobility schemes and networking.

European and Egyptian scientists have increasingly worked together on bilateral projects or multilateral research programmes in recent years.


Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion available over 7 years (2021 to 2027).

Horizon Europe website


Agreements and arrangements


Project and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

EU-funded research projects involving Egypt

For previous framework programmes, please contact the Research enquiry service

Example of research project with Egypt

SHERACA+ (2013-2016) ShERACA is a word that means partnership in Arabic. The project supported institutional dialogue and fostered collaborative activities between Egypt and the EU in research and innovation

More stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Egypt.



National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.

Research enquiry service

You can contact the research enquiry service to find out more about research in Europe, the EU's research and innovation funding programmes as well as calls for proposals and project funding.

European Commission

DG Research and Innovation unit H.2: International cooperation


Roadmaps for international cooperation
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