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.
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.