The Global Gateway strategy aims to strengthen connections between Europe and the world and help partner countries address the digital divide and further develop a sustainable digital economy.
Digital technologies and services are proven enablers of sustainable development and inclusive growth. They can be key to improving lives even in the poorest countries, in particular by empowering women and girls, enhancing democratic governance and transparency, and boosting productivity and job creation.
Connectivity is also about infrastructure and connecting regions and cities. Building a road, a tunnel or a bridge to connect citizens to healthcare, markets, jobs and schools can radically improve the lives and livelihoods of rural communities. These connections will create new opportunities across entire regions. Poor infrastructure hampers a country’s growth and ability to trade in the global economy.
ACP-EU Research and Innovation Programme
The ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries targets public and private stakeholders with a comprehensive package of opportunities.
BELLA - Building the Europe Link to Latin America
The BELLA Programme provides support for the long-term interconnectivity of European and Latin American research and education communities through ‘EllaLink’, a new 6,000 km submarine cable.
Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA)
The PRIDA programme aims to promote universally accessible and affordable broadband across the continent, unlocking the benefits of internet-based services for all
Smart Development Fund
The aim of the Smart Development Fund is to refine digital solutions to counter COVID-19 challenges in, and with, EU partner countries.
New Agenda to strengthen EU's partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean
Today, the High Representative and the European Commission have adopted a Joint Communication setting out a New Agenda for Relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Global Gateway: EU and Mauritania launch the affordable, clean and green electricity programme
Mauritanian Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Saleh and Director General for International Partnerships, Koen Doens launched a new programme 'Affordable access to clean, renewable electricity'.
Global Gateway: European Union and Costa Rica agree on cooperation priorities and launch biodiversity protection initiative
Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, visited Costa Rica ahead of the EU-CELAC Summit, which will be organised in Brussels in July.