23 Sep 2010
Strengthening the ICT policy dialogue between Europe and Latin America
On 20 September 2010, EMF and its Pro-Ideal project partners met with Latin American and Caribbean diplomats in Brussels. This meeting, hosted by the Argentine Mission, was a first step towards developing the policy dialogue between the European Union and Latin America in the field of ICT along the lines proposed in EMF's recent position paper "Towards an Inter-regional Digital Agenda between Latin America and Europe".
The two regions have common cultural interests and are economically compatible. The Latin American markets are currently expanding very strongly. Europe should support this expansion and help making it sustainable. Long-term partnerships should be developed in science, education, training, research, marketing and sales. The EU has taken many steps in the right direction through the EU-LAC Summits and the Science & Technology Agreements. EMF and its partners are now calling for a more focused and sector-specific approach in ICT, through the elaboration and implementation of a Joint Digital Agenda.
Download the EMF position paper