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
The EU will invest an additional €125 million to strengthen health systems, in particular to help extend universal health coverage, through a partnership program with the World Health Organisation (WHO), signed today by Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros.
COP15: the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States call for an ambitious global agreement
At the United Nations Biodiversity Conference COP15 meeting in Montréal, from 7 to 19 December the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) will support the adoption of an ambitious, comprehensive and transformative post-2020 global biodiversity framework
As part of the Team Europe initiative on manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen has signed a letter of intent with African Union Development Agency – NEPAD to contribute to the two main African institutions for public health.