The Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) is an additional tool for institutional capacity building for Egyptian governmental and semi-governmental institutions. It can be used over a wide range of fields providing short-term technical assistance, in line with overall Egyptian and EU priorities.
TAIEX is a quick, demand-driven instrument and a flexible tool that can also be used to identify possible future Twinning opportunities. TAIEX procedures are simple enough to have a TAIEX intervention in place in 5 to 6 weeks period.
What can TAIEX provide?
SAAP manages TAIEX operations in Egypt on a decentralised basis through an appointed National Contact Point (NCP). All requests are collected, filtered and examined at SAAP before being forwarded to the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. Most importantly, SAAP advises on the relevance and eligibility of operations, within the context of the EU-Egypt Association Agreement and the Action Plan, while guiding and assisting applicants in formulating and submitting requests. These requests are then processed by the EU Delegation in Cairo.
For additional information on the TAIEX Instrument visit: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/TAIEX/