With its Global Digital Cooperation Strategy, the EU will put forward a new approach to digital transformation that projects European values onto the international stage.
A firm presence of digital topics in the EU’s development policy will boost growth and drive sustainable development, in line with Europe’s commitment to be a front runner in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- Brochure: Promoting Europe's interests and protecting European values in the global digital transformation
- Factsheet: International cooperation: unlocking the benefits of digital transformation around the world
- Blog: Putting the Digital Economy at the heart of EU-Africa cooperation
- Blog: The EU and Mexico: taking digital cooperation a step forward
- Joint statement: 11th EU-Brazil Digital Economy Dialogue
- Event Report: The EU and ASEAN: Building stronger digital economy & connectivity cooperation
The European Commission cooperates with many countries, international organisations and multilateral fora to represent Europe's interests and actively promote the benefits of the EU’s digital strategy.
The European Commission works closely with third countries in the neighbouring vicinity of the EU: the European Free Trade Association and European Economic Area members, candidates and potential candidates to join the EU, the Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries, the Middle East and North Africa region and Russia.
The conclusions of the EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force will support the digital transformation in Africa, including the creation of an African single digital market. In 2020, this effort will be scaled to a Digital Partnership Hub that will consolidate the whole-of-EU approach initiated by the Digital4Development Coalition.
The digital economy and society is now firmly part of the agenda for the EU's relations with the Americas, from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), to Mexico, the USA and Canada.
EU’s digital strategy includes initiatives and dialogues with a view to forge stronger links with the very diverse countries in the Asia-Pacific region including China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The European model has proved to be an inspiration for many other partners as they seek to address policy challenges, and this should be no different when it comes to digital. This includes the work done under association and trade agreements, as wel as agreements reached with international bodies and multilateral fora with the support of EU Member States.