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 response

Over the past months, 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. The EU is also working with its Eastern partner countries, with a significant package of support, both for the immediate needs of health systems, as well as longer term needs to the most vulnerable groups in society and support to business.

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.
Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners.

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

We wish you all good health #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus

Events

Regional workshop on the development of a digital competence framework for SMEs and microbusinesses

  • 25/09/20 to 25/09/20

The EU4Digital Facility will organise a regional workshop on the development of a Competence Framework for SMEs and microbusinesses on September 25, 2020.

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EU4Digital Steering Committee: focus on key priorities in digital and future of the Eastern Partnership

  • 05/10/20 to 09/10/20

The EU4Digital Initiative will hold its second Virtual Steering Committee Meeting spread across the week of 5-9 October 2020, reviewing the digital policy agenda and results achieved, as well as upcoming priorities under the EU4Digital Initiative.

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Azerbaijan hosts online InnoWeek 2020, with support from EU4Digital

  • 05/10/20 to 09/10/20

From 5-9 October 2020, the third ‘Innovation Week’ will be organised by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the support of EU4Digital.

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EU4Digital Azerbaijan national training on National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions

  • 06/10/20 to 06/10/20

The EU4Digital Facility will organise a virtual national training for Azerbaijan on National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions on 29 September 2020.

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EU4Digital ICT Innovation second networking event

  • 08/10/20 to 08/10/20

The EU4Digital Initiative will hold the second ICT Innovation networking event on 8 October back-to-back with the annual Steering Committee Meeting.

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EU Code Week

  • 10/10/20 to 25/10/20

EU Code Week from 10-25 October 2020 is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities.

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EU4Digital eHealth Network Meeting: focus on interoperability guidelines, cross-border eHealth collaboration platform and EU initiatives roadmap

  • 05/11/20 to 05/11/20

The EU4Digital eHealth team is organising an eHealth Network Meeting in September, which aims to bring together network members from the six Eastern partner countries to share key deliverables from activities in the eHealth stream.

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