International Connectivity: European Data-Gateway Platforms and the Global Gateway – WS 03 2022

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21 June 2022 | 16:30 - 17:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Live transcription
Consolidated programme 2022 overview / Day 1

Proposals: #4 #38

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Session teaser

Europe can not be an Island in the digital arena. How international connectivity can foster European digital sovereignty and autonomy?

Session description

International Connectivity in the context European data-Gateway Platforms and the Global Gateway, “The Digital Decade: The European Way for the Digital” recognizes connectivity as a pillar for the required digital transformation. Connectivity should be a fundamental building block in EU efforts, highlighting the importance of connecting Europe to the rest of the world. The Digital Decade is complemented by The European Data-Gateway Ministerial Declaration that was adopted at the initiative of the Portuguese presidency. The Declaration calls for Increased attention to international connectivity through submarine cables and other technologies. Both the Digital Decade and the Ministerial Declaration are key steps towards establishing a comprehensive digital connectivity strategy not just between the EU Members, but also to other regions across the Globe. This strategy is crucial to turn the EU into world-class data hub and its digital products competitive worldwide. This is where the Global Gateway steps in. Launched on December 1, 2021, Global Gateway is the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport . It aims to mobilise up to €300 billion in investments between 2021 and 2027. The Eurodig should discuss the importance of International connectivity for the EU competitiveness in the digital world and for building a human-centric digital transformation.


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  • Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
  • Manuel Costa Cabral
  • Charles Martinet
  • Fotjon Kosta

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  • Delphine Bernet-Travert, IRG Secretary General
  • David Ringrose, Head of Division, Connectivity and Digital Transition. European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Filipe Batista, Foreign Affairs and Development Office Director, ANACOM, Portugal
  • Valter Nordh, NORDUnet CEO
  • Eka Kubusidze, Head of Communications, Information and Modern Technologies Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

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