CAIRO - 9 February 2020: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a presidential decree approving a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Egypt and the European Union on the Single Support Framework (SSF) for EU support to Egypt for the period 2017-2020 inked in Cairo in October 2017.
This Single Support Framework defines the areas of focus for EU assistance. It is based on the EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities for the years 2017-2020 and, in defining the priorities, takes into account the Egypt's Economic Reform Programme, being also aligned with Egypt's "Sustainable Development Strategy – Vision 2030".
The three sectors of intervention identified in the SSF are: Sector 1: Economic modernisation, energy sustainability and environment (indicative 40% of total budget); Sector 2: Social development and social protection (indicative 40% of total budget); and Sector 3: Governance, enhancing stability and modern democratic state (indicative 10% of total budget). In addition, there are complementary support for capacity development and civil society (indicative 10% of total budget).
The proposed indicative allocation for EU bilateral assistance to Egypt under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), for 2017-2020 is between EUR 432 and EUR 528 million.