India-EU Cooperation & Development Policy

by Christophe Masson
European Commission, DG DEVCO, Geo-coordinator for India

Wednesday 15 May 2013, 6-8pm

Monseigneur Sencie Institute (MSI), 01.16
Ravenstraat / Erasmusplein
3000 Leuven

Participation is free, but prior registration is required at (before 14 May 2013)


Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies



type (discipline):

Lecture / Presentation / Debate (Social Sciences | Political Sciences | Philosophy | Law | Humanities | Economics)

Wed, May 15th 2013

18:00 till 20:00 India-EU Cooperation & Development Policy read more

Chair: Prof. Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris (Associate Professor of History, KU Leuven)

The EU – India relationship is a very close and important one. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India has a key role to play in international trade, especially with its first trading partner, the European Union. India is also strongly committed to achieving sustainable development and providing solutions to key challenges of the future such as energy and water. The Strategic Partnership (2004) provides for dialogue for many such issues, widening the scope of cooperation between India and the EU. Given the latest developments in the country's political, economic, social and environmental situation, the EU response strategy for India (2007-2013) tried to respond adequately to India's current development challenges of deepening and widening structural reforms, including better governance and infrastructure in order to improve the investment climate, boost productivity and accelerate growth; and making its development more inclusive, leading to increased social cohesion and substantially reducing poverty in line with the MDGs. The lecture will expand on the main sectors of intervention of the EU-India development cooperation, its modalities of implementation and monitoring of the programmes.


Monseigneur Sencie Institute (MSI)
room: 01.16
Ravenstraat / Erasmusplein
3000 Leuven

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