27 April 2022
Joint ESIWA-ORF Roundtable, Enhancing Global Cybersecurity Cooperation, Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi
The Enhancing Security Cooperation in and with Asia (ESIWA) project together with the hosted a closed-door Track 1.5 Dialogue between the EU and India at the Raisina Dialogue in April . Participants exchanged information and discussed the respective EU and Indian positions on key global cybersecurity cooperation questions. The conclusions of the roundtable discussions will be submitted to the respective officials for consideration during the formal EU–India cybersecurity dialogue meetings. This first roundtable set the scene regarding the Indian and EU respective positions on multilateral cooperation on stability in cyberspace and on cybercrime, notably on the Budapest Convention and UN discussions in the First Committee including the OEWG and the Programme of Action. The roundtable format enabled EU and Indian representatives to openly discuss and better understand the reasons for convergent and divergent positions and consider the prospects for the EU and India to agree and promote common positions. Azure Forum Executive Director Caitríona Heinl was a member of the ESIWA team of subject matter experts for this project, coordinated by Cormac Callanan and developed by the EU, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.