The EU4Digital Initiative

EU4Digital aims to extend the benefits of the European Union’s Digital Single Market to the Eastern Partner states, channelling EU support to develop the potential of the digital economy and society, in order to bring economic growth, generate more jobs, improve people’s lives and help businesses.

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Telecom rules

The European Union’s EU4Digital initiative supports efforts to achieve a common roaming space among Eastern Partner countries by 2020, to strengthen the independence of National Regulatory Authorities, and to develop coordinated strategies for frequency distribution.

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Trust & Security

EU4Digital supports the development of trust services in the digital economy, and cyber-security for improved resilience of critical infrastructure, as essential building blocks for interoperable cross-border eServices in the Eastern Partnership region.

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eTrade

Through its EU4Digital initiative, the European Union supports trade facilitation and harmonisation among Eastern Partner countries and with the EU, by promoting common frameworks for eCommerce, eCustoms and eLogistics, and working towards Digital Transport Corridors.

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ICT innovation

Through its EU4Digital initiative, the European Union supports reforms and actions to favour the development of ICT research, start-ups & innovation ecosystems across the Eastern Partnership region, drawing from EU experience and best practices.

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eHealth

Through the EU4Digital initiative, the European Union supports the development of harmonised national frameworks for eHealth, both among EaP partner countries and with the EU.

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eSkills

The European Union supports the implementation of digital skills strategies in the Eastern Partnership countries, acting to establish national coalitions for digital jobs and a competence framework for small businesses.

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Discover EU4Digital

Through EU4Digital, the European Union supports the reduction of roaming tariffs, the development of high-speed broadband to boost economies and expand e-services, coordinated cyber security and the harmonisation of digital frameworks in areas ranging from logistics to health, skills and job creation in the digital industry.

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Choose a Country

EU4Digital is active in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership, supporting the digital agenda in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

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Coronavirus crisis

In the past and coming weeks, we have all been living under exceptional circumstances due to the Coronavirus outbreak. “The European Commission is working around the clock to address the Coronavirus crisis. We are funding research, we are financing the development of vaccines, we support companies and people who risk losing their jobs,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. While EU response includes a restriction on non-essential travel to and within the European Union, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhely stressed on 18 March that “We will work closely together [with our Eastern partner countries] to address today’s challenges across the board, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

Despite the circumstances, EU4Digital is still working on delivering its results: while face to face events and meetings currently cannot take place, online work continues, including meetings and workshops. Today’s situation demonstrates the vital importance of digital networks and solutions for the wellbeing of citizens and the resilience of countries.

Find out more about the EU’s Coronavirus response www.ec.europa.eu/info

We wish you all good health #StayHome

Events

EU4Digital virtual workshop on eHealth: focus on best practices and trust and security

  • 02/04/20 to 02/04/20

The EU4Digital eHealth team is organising an online workshop on 2 April, bringing together stakeholders from the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries to discuss best practices and trust and security in eHealth systems.

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Women in Data Science initiative coming to Armenia with events in Yerevan and Ashtarak

  • 25/04/20 to 25/04/20

The Women in Data Science initiative is coming to Armenia with events planned in Yerevan and Ashtara on 25 April

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EuCNC 2020 “The Connectivity Revolution” – Save the date and open calls

  • 15/06/20 to 18/06/20

EuCNC 2020 is the 29th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of Telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission.

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EaP Connect Cybersecurity Workshop

  • 02/09/20 to 03/09/20

An EaP Connect Cybersecurity Workshop takes place in Tbilisi on 2-3 September.

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