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.
The ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries targets public and private stakeholders with a comprehensive package of opportunities.
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.
The PRIDA programme aims to promote universally accessible and affordable broadband across the continent, unlocking the benefits of internet-based services for all
Today in Brussels, European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen, Ivorian Minister of Water and Forests Laurent Tchagba, and Ambassador, Belgian Permanent Representative to the European Union, Willem van de Voorde, signed a legally binding trade agreement to promote sustainab
The European System of Central Banks and the European Commission launch an EU-funded pilot project to contribute to macroeconomic and financial stability in Africa
The Deutsche Bundesbank and the Banque de France, six national central banks of the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank have today launched a programme funded by the EU with the aim of contributing to the macroeconomic and financial stability of African countries.
Today, the European Commission announced new projects to advance the EU-ASEAN partnership on sustainable connectivity in the areas of higher education, civil aviation and intellectual property.