Our Offices & Partners Abroad

Pro Helvetia Cairo

We have been committed to cultural exchange between Switzerland and the Arab world through our liaison office in Cairo since 1988.

Areas of operation

Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Morocco.


To raise awareness of Swiss culture around the world, we forge ties with local event organisers, develop and nurture long-term partnerships, initiate co-productions with artists from the regions concerned and organise residencies.

Key focus

The programme is interdisciplinary in nature. Special emphasis is placed on the disciplines of theatre, music and visual arts.

We focus on collaboration projects between cultural practitioners from Switzerland and the Arab world, various formats of exchange in connection with contemporary art and culture, and research residencies.


Dalia Dawoud
Head Liaison Office Cairo

Adbelrahman Ashraf Ahmed Beshir
Office Assistant

Mariam Abdalla
Communication Manager

Reem Hatem
Programme Manager

Malak Makar
Programme Manager

Nihal Omar
Finance & Administration Manager

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.