May 2018 – March 2020

The Federal Trust, in collaboration with the Global Policy Institute, is pleased to form a consortium with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for the purpose of the EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative. More information about this project can be found at https://euindiathinktanks.com/

The research is based on our respective expertise of the European Union, China, India, and the developments of One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). We have chosen to focus our research on exploring cooperation between the EU and India on the very strategic issue of the BRI and assess possible areas for responses to it.

The project is divided into three phases, each of which resulted in a published paper. Please see below to download the papers and find further information on each phase of the project.

Lead researchers:

Prof Dr Gulshan Sachdeva
Jean Monnet Chair & Director, UGC Europe Area Studies Programme, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron
Associate Director & Head of Global Policy Institute, Europe Programme, London.

Phase 1: European and Indian perceptions
of the Belt & Road Initiative

May 2018 – December 2018

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron took part in the meeting of the EU-India Think Tank Initiative in Delhi on 13th September with our partner Gulshan Sachdeva from JNU. The project is organised by the EU Delegation in India and funded by the EU Public Diplomacy Initiative.

Download the paper here:

EUROPEAN AND INDIAN PERCEPTIONS OF THE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE
by Professor Gulshan Sachdeva and Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, with the help of Preksha Shree Chhetri, Swati PrabhuDr Raphaëlle Kahn and Zach Paikin
December 2018 

All publications from the EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative can be found here: https://euindiathinktanks.com/publications/

Phase 2: Prospects for EU-India cooperation in Central Asia

January 2019 – September 2019

Professor Gulshan Sachdeva and Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron presented their final paper for Phase 2 under the EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative held in Brussels on 2nd April 2019.

Download the paper here:

PROSPECTS FOR EU-INDIA CO-OPERATION IN CENTRAL ASIA
by Professor Gulshan Sachdeva and Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron (assistance for the European team from Dr Raphaëlle Kahn and Zach Paikin)
August 2019

All publications from the EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative can be found here: https://euindiathinktanks.com/publications/

Phase 3: Phase 3: EU-India and the Russian Federation

October 2019 – March 2020

On 7th November 2019 Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron and Professor Gulshan Sachdeva from JNU participated in the workshop for Phase 3 of the EU-India Think Tank Initiative held in Delhi .

Download the paper here:

IMPROVING EU-INDIA UNDERSTANDING ON RUSSIA
by Professor Gulshan Sachdeva and Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron
March 2020

This project received co-funding from the European Commission, Delegation in India through the EU Public Diplomacy Initiative.