Projects Supporting The Partnership

World Cities Program

Implemented in 2015 – 16, the aim of the programme was to provide technical assistance to Indian experts on issues of urban policy with the aim of fostering dialogue and exchange between the EU and India. The key feature of the World Cities programme included selecting up to four European and up to four Indian cities or regions for implementing twinning schemes.The twinning involved the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Chandigarh and Pune in India and the cities of Lazio, Stuttgart, Copenhagen and Andalucía Smart city cluster.

More information about the program can be found here

International Urban Co operation

Launched in 2016 for a period of 4 years, the IUC programme is based on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda. The program thematically pairs EU and non-EU and non- European cities and regions to collaborate and develop local and climate actions plans and pilot projects. The IUC (India) currently supports twelve Indian cities develop Local Action Plans (LAPs) to address their immediate urban challenges and seven Indian cities develop their Climate Action Plans (CAPs) to combat climate change.

More information about the program can be found here

Resoure Efficiency Initiative

European Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India is a three-and-a-half year project (until July 2020), and aims to support India in the implementation of the United Nations global Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) agenda by adapting international standards and best practices in resource efficiency. The project catalyses a dialogue for resource efficient approaches in India among key stakeholders. The primary sectors of interest are mobility, buildings and construction, renewable energy (photovoltaics), and resource recovery from waste (e-waste and plastics and packaging).

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India EU Water Partnership

The India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP) is an outcome of the ‘Joint Declaration on Water’ adopted by India and the EU on 30 March 2016 during the 13th EU-India Summit in Brussels, to enhance cooperation on water issues, including ‘Clean Ganga’ programme of the Government of India.The Purpose of the IEWP Action is to facilitate cooperation between India and a flexible coalition of EU Member States on water-related issues of mutual interest and to foster business opportunities for EU companies having the technical know-how to contribute to improving the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of water management in India.

More information about the water partnership can be found here

Business Support to Policy Dialogue

The Business Support to the EU-India Policy Dialogues supports the implementation of the new EU strategy on India, which was adopted in December 2018. The project strives to increase business involvement in strategic areas of bilateral cooperation in order to reinforce the already strong partnership between the European Union and India. These key areas are derived from on-going policy dialogues between the EU and India, such as Environment, Energy, Climate, ICT and Urbanisation and hold relevant/ real-time opportunities for EU businesses interested in entering the Indian market.

More information about the water partnership can be found here

Mobilise Your City

Launched in December 2015 at COP 21, the Mobilise Your City Partnership has become the leading global Partnership for sustainable urban mobility planning, policy development, and increasing investment for sustainable transport in developing and emerging economies. Today, the Partnership has more than 60 member cities with a combined population of over 75 million people in 32 countries. The Partnership has raised 37M€ in grants to support 36 cities and 8 country partners with technical assistance and project preparation for concrete sustainable urban mobility projects.

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International Urban and Regional Cooperation

As the second phase of the International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) (2016-2020), IURC aims to lead and develop a form of decentralised international urban and regional cooperation in the fields of sustainable urban development and innovation, in key partner countries and regions in line with the external dimension of “Europe 2020.” Based on the capitalisation of results and lessons learned from the previous phase, the new programme optimises the added value of international cooperation, transforming IURC into a Global Network of reference for urban & regional innovation.

More information about the partnership can be found here