In 2021, the EU and India launched a strategic partnership and kickstarted negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement. As this relationship evolves, it is crucial for civil society to be actively involved to shape how the two partners engage.
What can an action plan look like for strengthening the EU-India partnership, keeping human rights and human security as the focal centre of growing business and trade collaborations between EU and India?
In the following, we present a People’s Recommendation on EU-India relations 2023, which sets civil society’s minimum standards for this relationship to operationalise and institutionalise commitment to human rights and democracy.
This people’s recommendation on EU-India relations is the outcome of a structured civil society-organised consultation process in several phases.