India and Europe share common interests in dealing with global economic challenges including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis of the trading system, climate change and the digital transformation. They also share and shape the global geopolitical environment within which these challenges are unfolding.
The purpose of this webinar was to compare the approaches of Europe and India to some of these common challenges and assess how far they converge or contrast with each other and what can be done to increase convergence through both multilateral and bilateral initiatives.
India and the European Union are both strong supporters of multilateralism and a rules-based global order, and influential actors in multilateral fora such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Paris Agreement. They are also strategic partners and their Leaders have endorsed at the 15th EU-India Summit held in July 2020 the “EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” as a common roadmap to guide joint action and further strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership over the next five years.
The webinar consisted of four virtual sessions, each 90 minutes long, led by two panelists, one Indian and one European. All four sessions were co-chaired by Amb Shyam Saran of CPR and Andre Sapir of Bruegel. The sessions were on following topics:
- Strategic Environment
- Climate Change
- Digital Transformation
Watch the other sessions as part of this webinar: