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EU Public Diplomacy in India


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1. Publication reference


2. Procedure


3. Programme title

EU Public Diplomacy in India through policy outreach and partnerships

4. Financing

PI/2016/039-640 – Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme 2016

5. Contracting Authority

The European Union, represented by the European Commission

6. Nature of contract


7. Contract description

The objective of the contract will be the provision of services aimed at engaging think tanks and the academia in policy research and debates on topics of relevance for the Strategic Partnership between the EU and India; and at informing and engaging the media and wider civil society actors, thus promoting a more informed interaction between India and the EU and enhance mutual understanding and interest in an intensified cooperation on issues of common interest and/or mutual concern.

8. Indicative budget

EUR 1,250,000

9. Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

October 2016

10. Additional information

Activities will include the creation of networks and the promotion of initiatives through which mutual understanding can be promoted in line with a modern public diplomacy approach. This might entail work with the media, think tanks, and academia on selected issues related to global governance, foreign and security policy, sector policies such as environment, climate change and energy, economic relations, trade and investment, amongst others.

11. Legal basis1

Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries.


There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.
No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.

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