Within the framework of the overall goals of Sweden's international development co-operation the Swedish Institute Alexandria (SwedAlex) has the following tasks:
- to contribute to the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and to serve as a platform for dialogue between the countries of Europe and the countries of the MENA region
- to address issues of importance to the political, social, economic, and scientific development in the MENA region
- to contribute to increased mutual understanding in the areas of culture and religion
- to further broaden contacts between Sweden and other countries in Europe and Egypt and other countries in the MENA region.
SwedAlex promotes sustainable political, economic and social development in the MENA region. It brings together people for dialogue in a wide range of topics through seminars, conferences and workshops, giving participants of different background an opportunity to meet.