Global Gateway: EU, Latin America and Caribbean partners launch in Colombia the EU-LAC Digital Alliance

Yesterday, 14 March, in Bogota, Colombia, the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Digital Alliance was launched, a joint initiative to champion a human-centric approach to digital transformation. It is supported by an initial contribution of €145 million from Team Europe, including €50 million from the EU budget to boost digital cooperation between both regions.

The Alliance’s aim is to foster the development of secure, resilient and human-centric digital infrastructures on the basis of a values-based framework, and it is the first intercontinental digital partnership agreed between both regions under Global Gateway investment strategy.

It will provide a forum for regular high-level dialogue and cooperation on priority topics. Both sides will work together on crucial digital areas such as infrastructure, regulatory environment, skills development, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, and digitalisation of public services, as well as Earth observation data and satellite navigation applications and services.

A press release with more information is available online.