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.
Eleventh Africa Fiscal Forum - Joint Statement by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the European Commissioner for International Partnerships
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, today issued the following statement on the occasion of the Eleventh African Fiscal Forum ‘Building a Resilient Africa’.
Global Gateway: EU – Latin America and Caribbean high-level pharmaceutical forum to promote local manufacturing
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton host today the EU – Latin America and the Caribbean high-level forum “Sharing pharmaceutical innovations” under the Global Gateway partnership between the two regions.
EU and UNICEF join forces to bring youth voices into the EU–LAC partnership
The European Union (EU) and UNICEF have launched today a new initiative to bring youth voices to the centre of the partnership between the EU and the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC).