Culture Avities of the Swiss Embassy in Cairo
Egypt is one of the most important centers for culture in the Middle East, especially because of the intense cultural activities and exchange mainly in Cairo and Alexandria and because of its powerful media scene. Switzerland therefore has a great interest in maintaining an active and diverse engagement in the country. The embassy supports annual as well as one-off projects. Annual projects include the week for the Italian language (Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo), the fête de la Francophonie, the Al Gouna International Film Festival and many more. Individual projects covering the scene of music, performing arts, plastic arts, cinema, photography, sports and archeology are implemented by the i) Swiss diplomatic team, ii) Swiss development aid and the iii) Swiss Art Council, Pro Helvetia Cairo.