Decentralised cooperation, recognised by the law since 1992 and supported by the State, today is an institutional and political reality, a reliable aspect of France’s external action.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs encourages decentralised cooperation by offering the services of its network of embassies to local territorial authorities. Co-financing is possible either through calls to tender for thematic or geographical projects launched by the Delegation for External Action of local territorial authorities, or through the Embassy.
For the past three years, the Embassy has been conducting an active strategy for the development of decentralised cooperation that is still at an embryonic stage in India. It is mainly based on initiatives suggested to local self-governing bodies (seminars, study trips, colloquiums) in liaison with a network of partners (CUF, ANVPAH, UNESCO, etc.).
For learning more about the various decentralised cooperation projects between India and France, click here (text in French).