The Euro-India Centre


Partner-logo-The-Euro-India-CentreThe EuroIndia Centre is a not for profit organization founded in 2001 to bring Indians and Europeans together for a shared progressive future.

It was founded by late Prime Minister of France, Raymond Barre, and Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and supported by business tycoons: Bertr and Collomb, Jamshyd Godrej, Anand Mahindra, Nasseer Munjee, P.R.S. Oberoi, Deepak Parekh and Ratan Tata.

Its main goal is to bring about enduring and mutually beneficial cooperation between India and Europe at the little chartered local level of cities, regions and states. The main focus of sustainable urban development was adopted in 2006 at the behest of the Indian Prime Minister. He had just launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission to modernize the 63 largest cities of India and then wished that the Centre play its part in this ambitious programme: "This challenging mission [the J.N.U.R.M.] would be greatly facilitated if our cities could imbibe the wealth of experience and the state-of-the-art and know-how that European cities have developed over decades of being confronted to similar social and economic pressures."

Such win-win co-operations between civic bodies and their stakeholders: companies, academic and research institutes, professionals, NGOs and civil society at large, are proposed within the Green K.I.T.E. ambit of Green Initiatives, Knowledge management, Investment and business, Tourism and culture and Environmentally sustainable urban development.

This led the Centre to organize six EuroIndia Summits from 2007, five Indian civic missions to Europe and one European civic mission to India till date and to set up a reciprocal on-line query system with E.B.T.C. that enables either side to post its concrete expectations of assistance from and offers of cooperation to the other side.

Its Indian subsidiary, the EuroIndia Centre (India) was founded in 2013 a not-for-profit section 25 company.

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