“India at a Crossroads: SDGs and Cooperation with the EU”, Aayushi Liana Shah (IAI, Italy)

While the Strategic Partnership between India and the EU is yet to realise its full potential, sustainable development is a sphere suitable for pragmatic advances. A 2019 report by the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi suggests using the common framework provided by the SDGs to build a productive partnership, given the existence of a successful track record of cooperation on some of these solid goals. From the range of current and planned initiatives, the India–EU cooperation agenda can be perceived as having prioritised three main areas, each connected to a specific SDG.

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