Anticipating the High Level Summit between the European Union and India, which will take place on the 8 of May, under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this conference aims to contribute to the process of analysis and formulation of the European Union’s foreign policy in its relations with Asia in general – and with India in particular.
The current international context – in which the European Union intends to reduce its dependence on China, diversifying markets and looking for strategic partners worldwide – could start a new phase in the relations between Brussels and New Delhi.
With the “EU – Asia: Challenges and Future” conference, the Future Forum aims to contribute to the debate on this relationship, the potential of which has yet to be fully realized, both at the European Union level and at the bilateral level between Portugal and India.
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Session
Isabel Mota, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
09:45 – 11:45 The European Union and Asia
Moderated by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Future Forum
Presentation Gulbenkian Briefs
EU-China relations in times of systemic rivalry
Helena Legarda, MERICS - Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
Indo-Pacific: EU’s strategic imperatives
Brahma Chellaney, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Janka Oertel, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin
Raquel Vaz-Pinto, Future Forum and IPRI-Nova - Portuguese Institute for International Relations, Lisbon
François Godement, Montaigne Institute, Paris
Steven Everts, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Debate / Q&A
11:45 – 12:45 The Future of Portugal-India Relations
Moderated by Edalina Sanches, Future Forum
Presentation on the bilateral relationship between Portugal and India
Madalena Fischer, General Director for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
Constantino Xavier, Centre for Social and Economic Progress, New Delhi
Pedro Cordeiro, Expresso, Lisbon
Ana Santos Pinto, FCSH/IPRI-Nova - Portuguese Institute for International Relations, Lisbon
12:45 Closing Session
Augusto Santos Silva, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Portuguese Republic
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