Promoting our shared digital values

The Digital for Development (D4D) Hub began its engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in December 2021, supporting regional multi-stakeholder dialogue and the identification of joint priorities in the digital field.

As the EU-LAC digital partnership gains political impetus and leaders from both regions vow to boost cooperation for a responsible and inclusive digital transformation, the D4D Hub provides a strategic platform for stakeholders from both regions to openly discuss expectations and opportunities, allowing them to actively contribute to set a joint agenda.

EU-LAC Digital Alliance

Towards a stronger digital partnership

Launched in March 2023, the EU-LAC Digital Alliance is the first regional digital partnership between the EU and LAC countries. Supported by an initial contribution of €145 million from Team Europe, its goal is to foster the development of secure, resilient, and human-centric digital infrastructures based on a values-based framework.

Together with the UN Economic Commission for LAC (ECLAC), the D4D Hub serves as the main platform to ensure multi-stakeholder coordination in the framework of the EU-LAC Digital Alliance.


EU-LAC digital cooperation in action

The EU-LAC Digital Alliance will support a number of Global Gateway initiatives, including:

  • Extension of the BELLA fibre-optic cable, building secure digital backbone connectivity and bringing the research communities of the EU and LAC closer together.
  • Implementation of a regional Copernicus strategy including two regional Copernicus data centres in Panama and Chile.
  • Establishment of an EU-LAC Digital Accelerator to foster multi-stakeholder and private sector collaboration, competitiveness, skills, and innovation in the digital area. This will include the promotion of impact investments and support to the delivery of e-services by both public and private entities.
Discover our work in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latest news


Exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence with Latin America and the Caribbean

Artificial Intelligence could change the world. The EU-LAC Digital Alliance met on 13 March in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss how to identify and mitigate the risks of AI while seizing the opportunities for socio-economic growth.

Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean step up cooperation on cybersecurity

The EU-LAC Digital Alliance held a high-level policy dialogue on cybersecurity on 14-16 February 2024 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as the first dialogue following the 2023 Digital Alliance Days. Two regions, one goal: join forces to tackle one of the main threats of our time: cyber-attacks.

EU-LAC: Taking our digital alliance to the next level

Interview with Félix Fernández-Shaw, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships

EU-LAC Digital Alliance partners agree on joint areas of collaboration towards 2025 Summit

EU-LAC Digital Alliance partners have agreed on joint areas of collaboration on digital matters, marking an important milestone in the strengthening of the bi-regional digital partnership following the endorsement of a Joint Declaration at the third EU-CELAC Summit in July 2023.

A dialogue with civil society and local authorities to advance the EU-LAC Digital Alliance

Takeaways of the D4D Hub participation at the EU-LAC Forum

EU and LAC leaders endorse the EU-LAC Digital Alliance Joint Declaration

Highlights from the third EU-CELAC Summit

Building trusted and sustainable connections

The D4D Hub is a key instrument to advance EU-LAC digital cooperation and deliver on shared ambitions under the Global Gateway.