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:

  1. The cooperation and the dialogue between the EU and India on sustainable urban development.

  2. 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.

  3. The dissemination of policies, technologies, business solutions, financing mechanisms for sustainable urban development.

  4. The cooperation on research and innovation in support of smart and sustainable urbanisation.

EU’s International Urban Cooperation

City-to-city Pairing

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:

Country
EU City
Link
Paired city
Country

WOLVERHAMPTON

SHIMLA

RIGA

LUCKNOW

KARLSRUHE

NAGPUR

DUBROVNIK + ZUPA DUBROVACKA

PANAJI-GOA

LEUVEN

GWALIOR

MURCIA

SOLAPUR

ROTTERDAM

SURAT

HAMBURG

VIJAYAWADA

BOLOGNA (METROPOLITAN)

SOUTH DELHI MUNCIPAL CORPORATION

VILNIUS

KOCHI

METROPOLE CLERMONT AUVERGNE

CHENNAI

AARHUS

UDAIPUR