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Europe and India: Comparing Approaches to Global Economic Challenges

Stakeholders from government, private sector, media and academia/institutions come together to review India-EU relations and point to a promising direction for the future.

Date: Dec 15 - 16, 2020 Topic: Global economy and trade

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15 December

Assessing Global Strategic Environment and Identifying Avenues of Cooperation

Bruegel · Europe and India: Comparing Approaches to Global Economic Challenges | Session 1 (Globalisation)
15 December

International trade relations in the emerging global economic order

Bruegel · Europe and India: Comparing Approaches to Global Economic Challenges | Session 2 (Trade)
16 December

India-Europe engagement on Climate Change

Bruegel · Europe and India: Comparing Approaches to Global Economic Challenges | Session 3 (Climate change)
16 December

Addressing common challenges of digital transformation and promoting rule-based global data governance

Bruegel · Europe and India: Comparing Approaches to Global Economic Challenges | Session 4 (Data and digital)

India and Europe share common interests in dealing with global economic challenges including those related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the crisis of the trading system, climate change and the digital transformation. They also share and shape the global geopolitical environment within which these challenges are unfolding.

The purpose of this webinar will be to compare the approaches of Europe and India to some of these common challenges and assess how far they converge or contrast with each other and what can be done to increase convergence through both multilateral and bilateral initiatives.

India and the European Union are both strong supporters of multilateralism and a rules-based global order, and influential actors in multilateral fora such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Paris Agreement. They are also strategic partners and their Leaders have endorsed at the 15th EU-India Summit held in July 2020 the “EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” as a common roadmap to guide joint action and further strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership over the next five years.

The webinar will consist of four virtual sessions, each 90 minutes long, led by two panelists, one Indian and one European. All four sessions will be co-chaired by Amb Shyam Saran of CPR and Andre Sapir of Bruegel. The sessions will be on following topics:

  1. Strategic Environment
  2. Trade
  3. Climate Change
  4. Digital Transformation

The objective of these sessions is to foster deeper conversations between Indian and European stakeholders. To this end, the session will aim to be as interactive as possible, inviting lively engagement from participants. Participants will include serving and retired government officials as well as representatives of the private sector, media and think tanks/academia.

This is event is organised in cooperation with the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

Schedule

Dec 15-16, 2020

11:30-11:40

Opening and Introductory Remarks

Yamini Aiyar, President, CPR

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

11:40-13:10

Assessing Global Strategic Environment and Identifying Avenues of Cooperation (Dec 15)

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Chair: Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, CPR

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR

14:00-15:30

International trade relations in the emerging global economic order (Dec 15)

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Chair: Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, CPR

Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director Neighbouring countries, USA & Canada, DG TRADE

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

11:30-13:00

India-Europe engagement on Climate Change (Dec 16)

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Chair: Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, CPR

Navroz K Dubash, Senior Fellow, CPR

Simone Tagliapietra, Senior Fellow

14:00-15:15

Addressing common challenges of digital transformation and promoting rule-based global data governance (Dec 16)

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Chair: Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, CPR

Ananth Padmanabhan, Visiting Fellow, CPR

Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

15:15-15:30

Concluding Remarks

Suman Bery, Non-resident Fellow

Speakers

Yamini Aiyar

President, CPR

Suman Bery

Non-resident Fellow

Navroz K Dubash

Senior Fellow, CPR

Ignacio Garcia Bercero

Director Neighbouring countries, USA & Canada, DG TRADE

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Rajat Kathuria

Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Gautam Mukhopadhaya

Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR

Ananth Padmanabhan

Visiting Fellow, CPR

Georgios Petropoulos

Research Fellow

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Shyam Saran

Senior Fellow, CPR

Simone Tagliapietra

Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

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