IPCS x HSS India-EU Series I Ten Policy Recommendations for the Strategic Partnership
Ruhee Neog & Siddharth Anil Nair   ·   04 Mar, 2021   ·   275    ·    Issue Brief

The 15th India-EU Summit’s significance—for the bilateral Strategic Partnership and to New Delhi and Brussel’s security and foreign policy agendas—has been widely recognised. Taking cognisance of these new dynamics, the IPCS x HSS India-EU Series was conceptualised to:

  1. Study priorities enunciated in the India-EU Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025 document
  2. Distil diplomatic terminology and bilateral and global political and policy realities for an assessment of what kind of cooperation is materially possible
  3. Arrive at points of convergence for sector-specific policy recommendations that mirror Indian and EU priorities.

The project solicited institutional and subject-matter views on bilateral expectations, priorities for cooperation, areas of conceptual convergence and divergence, and opportunities and challenges for policy implementation. These interviews, listed in order of episodes, were held via the IPCS vodcast, Parallax. The Series is available to view here.

Its findings were supplemented by research on sectoral developments in health, environment and climate change, information and communication technology (ICT), and research and innovation—all areas identified in the Roadmap to 2025—the broader trajectory of the India-EU Strategic Partnership, and New Delhi and Brussels’ individual and combined interests and capabilities.

The ten recommendations offered in this Policy Brief, authored by Ruhee Neog and Siddharth Anil Nair, are a result of this exercise. 

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