Prof. Pascaline WINAND, Director of Studies in the European Interdisciplinary Studies Department at the College of Europe in Natolin, presented a paper on "The Evolution of the EU’s International Development Relations with India" during the annual conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) on 6 September 2021. The paper explains the challenges in EU-India relations in development cooperation, from a donor-recipient relation to new forms of partnership for development cooperation to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Sebastian STEINGASS, Senior Academic Assistant in the European Interdisciplinary Studies Department at the College of Europe in Natolin, presented a paper entitled "Fit for Creating Partnerships of Equals with the Global South? Tensions in the EU’s Development Policy post-2020", co-authored with Johanne Døhlie Saltnes (University of Oslo). The paper sheds a critical light on the tensions in the EU’s approach for creating a more effective and equal international development policy post-2020 and shows the limits of current institutional adjustments in the EU to establish a partnership of equals with the Global South.
The contributions were part of a symposium on "Development in the EU’s International Relations: From Aid to Partnership?", chaired by Dr Sebastian STEINGASS. The symposium discussed the changing role of development in the EU's external policies and international relations and asked to what extent the EU has been moving towards pursuing shared global goods and horizontal cooperation with partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The contributions to the symposium will be published in a forthcoming Special Issue in the journal Global Affairs.