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Knowledge partnership between European Union and India

Knowledge partnership between European Union and India

High level Delegates from the European Parliament visited MET League of Colleges for a round table meet in association with the Strategic Foresight Group on April 14, 2011. MET invited Mr. Graham Watson, Chairman of the India Committee and World Chairman of Climate Parliament. He is also the former leader of the European Parliament’s Liberal Democrat group, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, the third largest group in the European Parliament. He was accompanied with the members of the European Parliament Mr. Charalampos Angourakis, 1st Vice Chair – Greece, Mr. Harlem Desir – France, Mr. Bill Newton Dunn – UK and Ms. Anna Rosbach – Denmark. Mr. Tim Boden, Head of Secretariat and Ms. Emma Mollet, Administrative Assistant from European Secretariat. Ms. Arielle Rouby, Ms. Ursa Pondelek, Mr. Jannes De Jong from Secretariat of the Political Group. Mr. Philipp Oliver Gross, 1st Secretary, Political Affairs and Mrs. Renita Bhaskar, 1st Secretary – Trade & Economic Section from the Delegation of the European Union to India, European Consul General Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman - Consul General of Germany, Mumbai were the delegates present at MET. Whereas from India the participants included were Members of Parliament, Legislative Assembly, Heads of Educational Institutions and Selected Entrepreneurs known for Research and Innovation. It was a round table discussion to exchange views pertaining to knowledge partnership between Europe and India.

MET was pleased to host the interaction in association with Mr. Sundeep Waslekar, President -Strategic Foresight Group and other members from the group, which has a long working relationship with the European Parliament. Their report has been discussed in the Indian Parliament, UK Parliament, United Nations, World Economic Forum and other prestigious forums.

Participants from MET and Public Life

  1. Mr. Suresh Shetty, Minister for Health, Govt. of Maharashtra
  2. Mr. Pankaj C. Bhujbal, Member of Legislative Assembly, Maharashtra / Trustee - @ MET
  3. Dr. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar, Vice Chancellor, University of Pune
  4. Dr. Bal Phondke - Retd. Director of National Institute of Science Communication
  5. Dr. Rauf Pathan - Chairman of Universal Education Society Ltd., Aurangabad
  6. Mr. Satish Utekar, CEO, Thane JanataSahakari Bank Ltd. (one of the largest non government owned banks in India)
  7. Prof. Vijay Page, Director General, MET Institute of Management
  8. Prof. T.R. Doongaji, Dean, Business Excellence, MET Institute of Management & Former Managing Director, Tata Services Ltd.


Mr Graham Watson, Chair ALDE UK
Mr Chara1ampos Angourakis, 1st Vice-Chair GUE/NGL Greece
Mr Harlem Desir S & D France
Mr Bill Newton Dunn ALDE UK
Ms Anna Rosbach ECR Denmark


  1. Mr Tim Boden, Head of Secretariat
  2. Ms Emma Mollet, Administrative Assistant


  1. Ms Arielle Rouby, S & D
  2. Ms Ursa Pondelek, Alde
  3. Mr Jannes De Jong, ECR


  1. Mr. Philipp Oliver Gross, First Secretary, Political Affairs
  2. Mrs. Renita Bhaskar, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Section


  1. Dr Leopold- Theodor Heldman, Consul General of Germany, Mumbai


  1. Mr. Sundeep Waslekar, President
  2. Ms. Ilmas Futehally, Executive Director
  3. Ms. Gitanjali Bakshi, Head of Pakistan Unit
  4. Ms. Ambika Vishwanath, Project Coordinator for Middle East Water Security Initiative and Head of Middle East Monitor
  5. Ms. Sowmya Suryanarayanan, Head of Asian Horizons Unit
  6. Ms. Anumita Raj, Research Analyst
  7. Ms. Sahiba Trivedi, Research Analyst
  8. Ms. Shivangi Muttoo, Research Analyst
  9. Ms. Ekta Talwar, Research Analyst
  10. Ms. Sanaa Arora, Special Assistant - President's Office, Researcher for special projects

Tags: MET Institute of Management , MET Institute of Mass Media , MET Asian Management Development Centre , MET Centre for Insurance Training, Research & Development , MET Institute of Pharmacy , MET Institute of Medical Sciences , MET Institute of Information Technology , MET Institute of Computer Science , MET Institute of Software Development and Research , MET Institute of International Studies , MET Rishikul Vidyalaya