The EU-India Partnership on Smart and Sustainable Urbanisation
Total value of all projects (funded by the EU and Member States): € 4091.51 Million90
The Republic of India and the European Union, considering the ambition of both India and the European Union, as laid down in the Joint Statement adopted at EU-India Summit on 30 March 2016, and the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020, is to "enhance EU-India cooperation on Urban Development with increasing involvement of Indian States and cities, EU Member States and regions/cities, building on regular dialogue on issues such as Infrastructure, energy, sanitation and water management, to promote dialogue And partnership/twinning between local, regional and state entities".
The objectives of this Joint Declaration are to promote and strengthen:
The cooperation and the dialogue between the EU and India on sustainable urban development.
The respective capabilities of India and the EU for implementing global commitments in the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), the United Nations New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Paris Climate Agreement as well as in the framework of national level policies.
The dissemination of policies, technologies, business solutions, financing mechanisms for sustainable urban development.
The cooperation on research and innovation in support of smart and sustainable urbanisation.
EU’s International Urban Cooperation
Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. The city pairings with Indian cities are listed below: