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)
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.