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23 Dec, 2016 02:53 AM

Workshop on Strengthening EU-India Digital Agenda 2020 – Trade, Technology and Innovation, hosted by IIT Delhi

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India met in Brussels on 30th March, 2016 for the 13th European Union - India Summit. They endorsed the EU-India Agenda for Action-2020 as a common roadmap to jointly guide and strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership in the coming years. The agenda was further built upon the shared objectives and outcomes of the Joint Action Plans of 2005 and 2008. In addition to water management, energy and climate cooperation, urban development, migration and mobility, the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020 also includes a key thematic focus related to “Information and communication technologies (ICT)”, such as: 

Create synergies between the "Digital India" initiative and the EU's “Digital Single Market”, in particular by cooperating on economic and regulatory issues (e.g. market access), ICT standardization, Internet Governance, research and innovation as well as innovative start-up companies ("Startup Europe India Network") and by making good use of the annual Joint ICT Working Group and Business Dialogue.

In this context, a Workshop was organised on October 1, 2016, jointly by the EU-India FI-MEDIA partner, IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies; The Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research; KPMG in India and the Delegation of the European Union to India to discuss and strengthen ties with EU – “Strengthening EU India Digital- Trade, Technology and Innovation”. The workshop focussed on the future prospects and areas where India and EU can work together in the sphere of Trade, Technology and Innovation.

A report of the workshop can be found here