The European Commission has adopted a communication to the Council and Parliament which aims to strengthen the partnership arrangements between the European Union and India. Relations between the EU and India are currently governed by a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which came into force in 1994. This Agreement is one of the most wide-ranging entered by the EU. In November 1994, an EC-India cooperation strategy was agreed, which aimed to support the Indian government's economic reforms and strengthen the interaction between European and Indian economic operators. Areas targeted for cooperation include energy, telecommunications, electronics, information and satellite technologies, standards, intellectual property, and science and technology. The Commission also supports technology transfers in different business sectors, and the European Community Investment Partners (ECIP) scheme has assisted some 77 joint ventures in India since 1990. The Commission intends to organize, in partnership with the Indian government, a forum on trade and investment in India in Brussels on 28 and 29 November 1996.