India Major Focus On France’s Presidency Of European Union: French Envoy

India Major Focus On France's Presidency Of European Union: French Envoy

European Union and India are celebrating 60 years of strategic partnership.

New Delhi:

India is a significant focus of France’s presidency of the European Union, and deepening political relations between the 27-nation bloc and New Delhi ought to go hand-in-hand with larger people-to-people ties, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has mentioned.

The envoy additionally referred to as for “larger educational mobility” between India and the European Union, saying that will be the “finest funding” in the way forward for the partnership.

The French Ambassador was talking at an occasion yesterday night to mark the thirty fifth anniversary of the European Union (EU) Erasmus-plus programme that was established in 1987 to help schooling for college kids from throughout the globe in addition to to encourage partnerships between universities.

The French envoy mentioned greater than 6,000 Indian college students have travelled to Europe so far below the Erasmus programme, including it confirmed how a lot the EU values scholar mobility with India.

“For the final two years, France has been the nation welcoming the very best variety of Erasmus scholarship holders, and we’re very happy with it,” Mr Lenain mentioned.

“India is a significant focus of France’s ongoing presidency of the Council of the EU. France strongly believes that the deepening political relations between the EU and India ought to go hand-in-hand with larger educational mobility and people-to-people ties,” he mentioned.

The French envoy additional mentioned: “It’s the finest funding we are able to make in the way forward for the EU-India partnership.” In January, France took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from Slovenia.

This yr, the EU and India are celebrating 60 years of strategic partnership.

Underlining that the mobility of scholars and researchers types an vital dimension of this relationship, Ambassador of the EU to India and Bhutan Ugo Astuto mentioned increasingly more Indian college students are taking a look at the opportunity of finding out in Europe.

“I’m pleased to share that 143 Indian college students have been awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarships for larger schooling in Europe. This builds on the success of the final two years when Indian college students had been the highest recipients of the EU Erasmus-plus scholarships amongst 167 nations,” he mentioned.

“An increasing number of Indian college students are taking a look at the opportunity of finding out within the EU, exploring its world-class educational institutes, attending programs in two or extra European nations, gaining publicity to numerous cultures,” he added.

The occasion was attended by greater than 250 Indian beneficiaries of the Erasmus+ programme, which included college students, researchers, lecturers and enterprise individuals.

Representatives from the EU member states, Indian accomplice establishments, and several other specialists participated within the festivities.

The Erasmus, that means the European Area Motion Scheme for the Mobility of College College students, helps schooling, coaching, youth and sport, in response to a joint press assertion by the French embassy and the EU in India.

“With a finances of Euro 26.2 billion (Rs 20,96,94 crore) for the 2021-2027 interval, that is the biggest programme on the planet for scholar mobility and in addition an vital mission for collaborative funding,” it mentioned.

“With this programme, the EU needs to boost educational and youth mobility and cooperation amongst European Union members but in addition with different areas on the planet, particularly Asia,” the assertion mentioned.
 

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