Europe India Centre for Business & Industry
To commemorate the 60 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the European Union (EU) in the year 2022, Europe India Centre for Business & Industry (EICBI), supported by EU India Association and managed by Sivaleen Foundation for Developed India (SFDI), is organising a series of activities in 2022 under the campaign #EUIndia60.
These activities will provide insights on how the relationship between the EU and India has evolved considerably over the last 60 years and will also focus on views from the next generation of leaders in the EU India corridor about their thoughts on the future of EU India relations.
As the UK was the member state of the EU for the vast majority of the 60 years of Diplomatic relations between India and the EU, the EuIndia60 campaign will also focus on UK’s contribution to the EU India relationship over the past years.
EuIndia60 Committee has been formed by EICBI and SFDI to coordinate activities as part of the EuIndia60 Campaign. The committee is expected to include Members of Parliament from India/ UK/ EU, leaders from India/ UK/ EU, EuropeIndia40 leaders and other stakeholders in the EU India corridor.
Mr Sandro Gozi MEP
Member of European Parliament - France/ Member - EU Delegation for Relations with India, European Parliament/ Former Undersecretary for European affairs of the Italian Government
Mr Geoffrey Van Orden CBE
Member of European Parliament - UK (1999 - 2020) / Chairman - EU Delegation for relations with India (2014 - 2019)
Mr Sujit Nair.,MSc, MBA, FRSA
Chairperson- Europe India Centre for Business & Industry
Ms Priyanka Chaturvedi
Member of Parliament - India/ Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
Prof Neeta Inamdar, PhD
Jean Monnet Chair, Prof and Head - Manipal Centre for European Studies, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.
Cllr Aarein Uday Areti
Councillor - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea/ EuropeIndia40 leader
Ms. Stefania Benaglia
Associate Researcher - Center for European Policy Studies/ EuropeIndia40 leader
Mr Matteo Ribaldi
Secretary General EU-India Association
Mr Dominic Moffitt
Senior Parliamentary Assistant - UK Parliament/ EuropeIndia40 leader
Mr Adam Pustelnik
Deputy Mayor - City of Lodz/ EuropeIndia40 leader
Dr. JK Sharma
Managing Director - Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone/ EuropeIndia40 Leader
Mr Vidyadhar Prabhudesai
Co founder and Board member - LeadCap Ventures/ EuropeIndia40 Leader
More leaders to EUIndia60 committee will be announced shortly
Following activities have been planned as part of EUIndia60 campaign
One of the activities planned during the campaign is a coffee-table book titled EuIndia60 Legends, which will look at the 60 leaders (Alive and Deceased) who have shaped EU India relations over the past 60 years. The coffee table book is expected to be released at the European Parliament in Brussels in 2022.
Around 120 EuropeIndia40 leaders from the 2019 class, 2020 class and 2021 class will play a major role in choosing EuIndia60 legends. EuropeIndia40 leaders will submit their list of preferred nominees and rank them according to their preferences. Then, the EICBI team will collate this information and in consultation with the EUIndia60 committee, will choose EUIndia60 legends. EUIndia60 Legends list is expected to include Presidents, Prime Ministers, Bureaucrats and other stakeholders who have played a role in building EU India relationship over the past 60 years.
Over the past 60 years, several organisations have played a role in building EU India relations. EUIndia60 Collective aims to applaud 60 of these organisations for their contribution.
EUIndia60 Collectives will be chosen by around 120 EuropeIndia40 leaders from the 2019 class, 2020 class, and 2021 class. EuropeIndia40 leaders will submit their list of preferred organisations and rank them according to their preferences. Then, the EICBI team will collate this information and, in consultation with the EUIndia60 committee, choose EUIndia60 Collective.
EuIndia60 Leaders list
This leaders list will cover the stories of the 60 current leaders from the private sector, irrespective of their age, and their contributions in promoting EU India relations.
2022 Class of EuropeIndia40 Leaders
EuropeIndia40, an initiative of EICBI to discover Top 40 under 40 Europe India Leaders, covers the stories of young leaders and their contributions in promoting EU India / UK India relations.
The 2019 Class of EuIndia40 leaders was released at the European Parliament in Brussels on 10th April 2019. Please find the 2019 class here - https://www.eicbi.org/2019-class-euindia40-leaders. The 2020 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders was released virtually on 27th November 2020 with the participation of leaders from the UK Parliament, EU Parliament and Indian Parliament. Please find the 2020 Class here - https://www.eicbi.org/2020-class-europeindia40-leaders. The 2021 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders was released virtually on 5th November 2021 with the participation of Members of Parliament from British Parliament, European Parliament, Indian Parliament and representation from EU delegation in India. Please find the 2021 Class here - https://www.eicbi.org/2021-class-europeindia40-leaders.
Series of Offline and Online summits will focus on promoting trade and relations between India and the EU.
Over the last 10 years, EICBI and our associate organisations, have organised 22 summits at the British Parliament in London and 2 summits at the European Parliament in Brussels whereby EICBI & its delivery partners have engaged more than 3240 delegates from 2190 companies. These summits have provided an opportunity for British MPs, European MEPs and Indian lawmakers to not only get to know each other but also engage in discussions with companies that are planning to expand into these regions.
As part of the EuropeIndia40 VIEWS Campaign, a number of virtual summits involving Members of European Parliament, Members of Indian Parliament, Members of British Parliament alongside EuropeIndia40 leaders were held so as to understand the view of the current generation of leaders in the EU India/ UK India corridor and next generation of EuropeIndia40 leaders.
Please find more details about our previous summits here - https://www.eicbi.org/summits
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