The India-EU Agenda for Action 2020 which was endorsed by Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission at the 13th India-EU Summit in March 2016 delineates the areas of cooperation between India and the European Union.
India-EU summit which took place in October 2017, builds on the outcomes of the previous summit and provides further momentum to the strategic partnerships that the two sides have agreed to consider taking forward.
Under the aegis of the Symbiosis International University (SIU), the Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) will be organizing its fifth International Relations Conference (IRC) on 2-3 December, 2017 titled “India-EU: Enhancing Strategic Partnerships”, in Pune.
The conference will bring together ministers, diplomats, corporate leaders, academics, members of civil society organizations, NGOs and media professionals from India and the EU, to deliberate on the myriad aspects of India's foreign policy which includes issues related to trade and investments, security cooperation, clean and renewable energy, education and cultural cooperation, amongst others, vis-à-vis the EU.
Deliberations at this conference will be oriented around the four following sessions:
- 1. Partnerships for Security
- 2. Expanding Trade and Economic Ties
- 3. Partnering for Clean Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
- 4. Cooperation in Higher Education and Skills Development