EU- INDIA Relations. Partners in Progress Ashutosh JHA Project Manager Development Cooperation. EU-India Relations- Milestones. 1963 India establishes diplomatic relations with EEC 1973 Commercial cooperation agreement 1983 EC sets up a Delegation in New Delhi
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Partners in Progress
1963 India establishes diplomatic relations with EEC
1973 Commercial cooperation agreement
1983 EC sets up a Delegation in New Delhi
1988 EC-India, first Joint Commission meeting
1993 Joint Political Statement
1994 Cooperation agreement on partnership and development
1996 Enhanced EU-India partnership
2000 First Summit, in Lisbon
2004 5th Summit in Hague: launch of Strategic Partnership
2005 6th Summit in New Delhi: Joint Action Plan
2006 7th Summit in Helsinki
The total of European Commission’s assistance to India, all in the form of grants, is reaching the landmark of
Euro 2 billion, over Rs 8000 crores.
The EC is the largest donor of grant funds to India.
Poverty reduction projects
These promote an efficient and sustainable use of resources and sector programmes aimed at improving basic social services
Public Health and Primary Education
These are the largest sector programme at the moment
The EC’s first-ever programme support grant in Asia is to the Indian Government’s District Primary Education Programme (DPEP).
Targeted mainly at districts with low female literacy, the programme started in 1994 in 42 districts in 7 states.
Over a period of 7 years, the EC has spent 150 million Euros to support the implementation of DPEP in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
Euro 200 million has been committed for seven years of implementation.
This commitment will aim to deepen the process of reforms to enhance quality at primary level (6-11 age) and to initiate developmental and innovative processes for the full elementary education cycle (6-14 age).
The EC Supported Health and Family Welfare Sector Investment Programme (SIP) started in October 1998.
With 200 million Euro (additional 40 million Euro for the Gujarat earthquake), contribution as an integral part of the Govt of India’s National Family Welfare Programme.
This is given seven years of implementation time.