Egypt and SIGMA


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Status: EU neighbourhood country
Capital City: Cairo
Population: 100 million
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)


The co-operation between Egypt and the European Union is based on an Association Agreement, which entered into force in 2004, and the EU-Egypt partnership priorities for 2017-2020, which were agreed in 2017. The Association Agreement provides the framework for regular political dialogue between the two partners and enhanced co-operation in a number of key sectors. The aim of the partnership priorities, which include public administration reform, is to address common challenges, to promote joint interests and to guarantee long-term stability on both sides of the Mediterranean. The EU-Egypt partnership also highlights “support to Egypt’s efforts towards public administration reform and good governance”. 

SIGMA, the European Commission and the Egyptian authorities agreed a work programme in December 2022 and SIGMA support is currently focused on co-operating with:

  • The Egyptian Regulatory Reform and Development Activity (ERRADA). Following the earlier project phase (2015-2019), during which the “Guide to Good Administrative Procedures for Egypt” (Guide I) was developed, SIGMA supported ERRADA with the overall goal to contribute to good secondary legislation through elaborating a practical "Guide to Developing Secondary Legislation in Egyptian Legislating Bodies" (Guide II) that was released in June 2022. Guide II in English I Guide II in ArabicAs part of the work programme 2022-2024 the aim is to dieeminate and upscale the principles and practices of these Guides into the Egptian  public administration.



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Country co-ordination


The Principles of Public Administration

Publications in Arabic

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EU relations with Egypt

EU Delegation to Egypt

Ministry of International Cooperation

News on Egypt

EU Neighbours South

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Events calendar


Nick Thijs

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 45

 SIGMA staff member Nick Thijs


Malika Idtaleb

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 81 71


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