Jordan and SIGMA


Jordan flag


Status: EU Neighbourhood country
Capital City: Amman
Population: 8.1 million
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)


The main goal of the partnership of the EU and Jordan is to cultivate a political dialogue, enhancing trade through progressive liberalisation and promoting co-operation in a wide spectrum of sectors. The Association Agreement between the EU and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan took effect in May 2002 and forms the legal basis of the relationship between the EU and Jordan.

The Neighbourhood, Development and International Co-operation Instrument (NDICI), which covers the period of 2021 – 2027, is the key EU financial instrument for bilateral co-operation in Jordan.

The EU and Jordan have decided to renew their partnership priorities for the period of 2021-2027. The new EU-Jordan Partnership priorities include the following:

  • Strengthening co-operation on regional stability, security including counter-terrorism.

  • Promoting sustainable economic stability, a green, digital, inclusive and knowledge-based growth, quality of education and decent job creation.

  • Strengthening good governance, the rule of law, democratic reform and respect for human rights.

SIGMA, the EC and the Jordanian authorities agreed a work programme in December 2022 that gives priority to co-operating with:



Related links


Country co-ordination


The Principles of Public Administration

Publications in Arabic

More publications


EU relations with Jordan

EU Delegation to Jordan

Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (contact the Programme Administration Office)

News on Jordan

EU Neighbours South

More countries


Events calendar


Xavier Sisternas

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 53 

SIGMA staff member Xavier Sisternas


Angelique Dartagnan

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 79 92 

 SIGMA staff member Angelique Dartagnan


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