The EU-India cooperation on sustainable urbanisation has matured since 2016 and reached a milestone at the last bilateral Summit in October 2017 where India and the European Union agreed on a Joint Declaration to set up a Partnership on Smart and Sustainable Urbanisation. Today it is one of the most active and high-profile sector of co-operation between the EU and India.

This partnership aims to promote and strengthen the cooperation between the EU and India by sharing policies, technologies, business solutions, financing mechanisms and cooperation on research and innovation to support smart and sustainable urbanisation. The partnership interlinks with other EU-India dialogues and provides opportunities in the field of inter-alia water, air quality, resource efficiency and circular economy, clean energy, energy efficiency, greening urban transport, ICT solutions, and the climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities.

Since 2016, the EU has commissioned several projects that augment India’s smart and sustainable urbanization efforts. These projects have provided capacity build and technical assistance at various levels and themes. Some projects are described in this brochure.