Our Partners

Total value of all projects (funded by the EU and Member States): € 4091.51 Million90




The European Union works closely with India to promote peace, create jobs, boost economic growth and enhance sustainable development across the country. Their longstanding relationship goes back to the early 1960s. The Joint Political Statement of 1993 and the 1994 Co-operation Agreement opened a broad political dialogue between both sides. This dialogue has evolved through annual Summits, regular ministerial and senior-official meetings as well as expert gatherings. In 2004 India became one of the EU’s strategic partners. Since 2005, a Joint Action Plan has helped to realise the full potential of this partnership in the following key areas:

  • Security
  • Migration
  • Free Trade Agreement
  • Energy, Clean Development, Sustainable Urbanisation and Climate Change

The Delegation was established in 1983. Except for consular tasks, the Delegation of the European Union in New Delhi is functioning the same way as an Embassy does; it is a diplomatic mission representing the European Union (EU) to India together with the 28 Member States of the European Union. It performs a variety of tasks aimed at enhancing relations between the EU and India. Come and discover them on this website:


EU- India: Partners in responsible development

  • Clean Energy and Climate Change
    The European Union and India adopted a Joint Statement on Clean Energy and Climate Change, demonstrating their shared responsibility and determination to take the lead in global efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. Both sides confirmed their commitments under the Paris Agreement and agreed to step up cooperation in the implementation of climate action commitments, green cooling, solar pumping, energy storage, electric mobility and renewables, in order to enhance implementation of the Agreement.
  • Smart and Sustainable Urbanisation
    Cities across the European Union and India are engines of growth and innovation, but they are also home to many pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. The Joint Declaration on a Partnership for Smart and Sustainable Urbanisation adopted at the Summit sets out the priorities and objectives for enhanced cooperation between both sides in urban development over the years ahead. The Partnership will create new opportunities for cooperation between our respective local and regional authorities. It will build on the experience of the Urban Agenda for the EU and India's flagship Smart Cities Mission programme.
  • Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy
    The European Union and India committed to moving towards a more circular economic model that reduces primary resource consumption. The new G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue will be used as a platform for close cooperation on the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, developing strategies for this crucial economic transition and jointly promoting resource efficiency at a global level.
  • India-EU Water Partnership
    Leaders also agreed to further intensify cooperation on addressing environmental challenges, in particular under the India-EU Water Partnership. The India EU Water Forum highlighted the concrete steps for this engagement. An Implementing Arrangement between the Commission and the Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) was signed with the aim of facilitating the collaboration of talented Indian researchers with European Research Council teams in Europe. Both sides confirmed the importance of concluding the Euratom-India Agreement on research and development cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and agreed to work towards its rapid conclusion.
  • Migration and Mobility
    The European Union and India also expressed their shared commitment to strengthen cooperation on migration and refugees, including under the United Nations process towards adopting Global Compacts for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees. Both sides agreed to further enhance joint efforts towards the implementation of the EU-India Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM).