The D4D Hub in Latin America and the Caribbean

Towards a human-centric, sustainable digital tranformation in LAC

Live streaming of the 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-starts 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 will showcase 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.

High-Level Launch Event of the EU-LAC Digital Alliance

Watch the High Level Opening Session

From 9 am to 10.15 am Bogotá local time

High-Level opening session

Salón Bolivar, Palacio Presidencial de Colombia

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Watch the Panel Discussions here

From 12 pm to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm Bogotá local time
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Panel discussions

ICT Ministry, Bogotá

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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. 2nd High-level event of the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, December 12th 2022.

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 Cooperationthat 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.

Watch our hybrid event "Road to 2023: D4D Hub in Action for EU-LAC Digital Cooperation" below:

Why do relations between the EU and Latin America & the Caribbean matter? Watch EEAS Deputy Managing Director for LAC Javier Niño Pérez' 60-second explanation: