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
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the EU announced it is investing a further €7 million to promote and protect indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide.
European Year of Youth: 25 young people selected to be part of EU’s Overseas Countries and Territories Youth Network
The European Commission announced today the 25 members of the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Youth Network.
2022 Aid Transparency Index : the European Commission reaffirms its commitment to better transparency in EU financial aid
Today, the transparency NGO Publish What You Fund (PWYF) has released the Aid Transparency Index 2022, an index which biennially assesses the transparency performance of some 50 major aid providers, including the European Commission, the European Development Bank (EIB) and EU member states.