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Insights on the Euro-Indian workshop "Cultures of governance and conflict resolution" convened by the European Commission, Directorate-general Research in cooperation with the EU Delegation in New Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, with the support of Transcultura International Institute, Paris

New Delhi and Shimla on 20-22 November 2008


The workshop was the result of cooperation between - and was convened by - the European Commission (Directorate General for Research in cooperation with the EU Delegation in New Delhi), and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study/IIAS in Shimla, with the support of the Transcultura International Institute, and the scientific advice by Prof. B. Arora of J.Nehru University in New Delhi.

Aim of the workshop was to discuss and compare research conducted in Europe and India on issues of common interest and high policy relevance such as governance, democracy and conflict resolution where mutual learning can enhance current and future analytical work.

The researchers attending the workshop came from a variety of fields - from political science and economics to history, linguistic, semeiotics and anthropology - in view of a interdisciplinary debate on the issues under analysis. Some invited guests (including some policy makers and some fellows in residence at the IIAS) also attended.