Second EU-India Policy Dialogue
03 November 2016
New Delhi, India
Carnegie India, in collaboration with the Global Public Policy Institute, hosted the second EU-India Public Policy Dialogue on Global Governance and Security. This event was held in the context of the EU-India Think Tank Initiative 2016, sponsored by the EU Delegation of the European Union to India and implemented by a consortium led by Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) , in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the EU-Asia Centre (EUAC).
European and Indian experts focused on new avenues for collaboration between the EU and India and practical ways of updating the strategic partnership. The workshop was designed to maximize interaction between approximately thirty think-tank experts and officials from New Delhi and Brussels and featured two parallel working groups on cooperation in maritime security and international peace operations
Following the private day-long deliberations, a High Tea reception was hosted featuring keynote addresses on the future of EU-India cooperation in global governance and security. The ambassador of the EU delegation to India H.E. Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski presented the European view on the potential for closer cooperation, and H.E. Ms. Sujata Mehta, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, presented the Indian perspective on strengthening the EU-India relationship. Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, former Indian ambassador to the European Union, chaired the session, which was attended by over a dozen ambassadors from EU member states to India.