Towards a human-centric, sustainable digital tranformation in LAC
EU-LAC Digital Alliance High-Level Launch Event
The EU-LAC Digital Alliance is the first regional digital partnership between the Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) and the European Union (EU).
The launch of the EU-LAC Digital Alliance is a key milestone in strengthening the partnership between the two regions, establishing a values-based framework for digital cooperation for a vast ecosystem of stakeholders from the EU and LAC countries.
The high-level event kick-started a policy dialogue and exchanges among EU-LAC governments at high level, while involving a broad range of digital stakeholders to accompany the discussions. The event showcased progress in the concrete strands of the work proposed under the Alliance, as well as the initiatives that could underpin this political initiative in the upcoming period. The recordings and materials of the event will be available soon in this page.
Link to the press release from the European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_1598
Team Europe builds a digital bridge to LAC
The Team Europe Initiative "EU-LAC Digital Alliance" seeks to establish a political cooperation framework for digital engagement between the two continents. The goal is to reduce the digital divide and build sustainable, equal, inclusive and cohesive digital societies.
The Team Europe Proposal:
- Regulatory and policy cooperation
- Extension of connectivity infrastructures
- Innovation and private sector cooperation
- Digitally-enabled products and e-services (BELLA, Horizon 2020)
Road to 2023: D4D Hub in Action for EU-LAC Digital Cooperation
On December 12th 2022, Slovenia, Spain, the European Commission and the D4D Hub Secretariat co-organized the event “Road to 2023: D4D Hub in Action for EU-LAC Digital Cooperation” that took place in a hybrid format, at the Slovenian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and online. We were delighted to welcome more than 100 participants in person, and over 200 online connecting from more than 40 countries.
The event succeeded in discussing expectations, priorities and possible deliverables for the future digital agenda within the EU-LAC partnership and enabling dialogue between EU and LAC partners. We were able to gather very relevant ideas and proposals coming out of the two roundtable discussions that brought together a variety of stakeholders. These inputs will feed into the work ahead in preparing the EU-LAC Summit scheduled for July 2023.
If you missed the event, you can watch the video below. You can also consult the thank you and wrap up notes attached.
Click here to watch the event's roundtable on "Shaping an EU-LAC approach to human-centred and inclusive digitalisation: the role of emerging technologies"