International Digital Dialogues
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) engages in Digital Dialogues with important partner countries. Its aim is to shape better conditions for the digital transformation of the economy and society.
As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogues provide a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators, businesses, academia and civil society. They address topics of the future, ranging from internet governance and data policy to the application of emerging technologies and support for innovative start-ups and SMEs in the digital economy.
The regular discussions at government level are prepared and accompanied by multi-stakeholder engagement. They provide an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. Current issues can be discussed directly with policy makers. The involvement of the business community ensures that political approaches and solutions make good economic sense.
Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the International Digital Dialogues with a secretariat which is based in Germany as well as in the partner countries Brazil, India, Mexico and Indonesia. It monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building.
New Work Plan 2023-2024 for the Indo-German Digital Dialogue
On 30 May 2023, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) signed the new Work Plan of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue for 2023-2024. During the virtual event, Indian Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma and German State Secretary Stefan Schnorr agreed to further promote a strong bilateral dialogue on digital policy matters.
Read more … New Work Plan 2023-2024 for the Indo-German Digital Dialogue
Global Stakeholder Forum on International Digital Policy
Germany's Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) hosted a Global Stakeholder Forum on International Digital Policy. The two-day event, held on 23 and 24 May, aimed at gathering valuable input from international stakeholders within the context of formulating Germany's strategy on international digital policy.
Read more … Global Stakeholder Forum on International Digital Policy
Stakeholder Consultations for the Digital Dialogues with Japan, Singapore and Korea
On 12 May, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) held first stakeholder consultations for the Digital Dialogues with Japan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea. The ministry invited stakeholders from business, academia and civil society to an open exchange on focus topics that should be discussed within the Digital Dialogues. Representatives of the German embassies in the three countries shared current developments in the countries' digital policies.
Read more … Stakeholder Consultations for the Digital Dialogues with Japan, Singapore and Korea
The Digital Dialogue between the Argentinian State Secretariat for Modernisation and the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) serves both as a platform for exchange on policy and best practices and as a means of connecting business stakeholders.
As one of the largest emerging markets in the digital economy, Brazil is an important strategic partner for Germany. The German-Brazilian Digital Dialogue aims to strengthen these economic ties by acting as a platform for political cooperation and private sector engagement.
The Indo-German Digital Dialogue provides a multi-stakeholder platform to promote bilateral cooperation. It brings together policy makers, the private sector and research institutions to jointly drive the digital transformation of both economies.
To shape better conditions for the digital transformation, Indonesia and Germany continuously exchange on matters of digital policy. Topics of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue include digital strategies, emerging technologies and digital business models.
In the German-Japanese Digital Dialogue, two of the world's largest economies and tech powerhouses commit to jointly shape the international framework for digitalisation.
Republic of Korea
In the German-Korean Digital Dialogue, two major economies and technology leaders are jointly committed to shaping a better international framework for digitalisation.
In recent years, Mexico has made significant progress in its digital transformation, reflected in better decision-making and the optimisation of processes in various sectors. Together, Mexico and Germany are working on strategies to implement digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.
Connecting two of the most innovative economies in the world, the German-Singaporean Digital Dialogue is strengthening digital policy and linking businesses across sectors and borders.
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The Digital Dialogues are a multi-stakeholder initiative. Governments and public authorities from Germany and the respective partner country meet with business associations, companies and research institutes. The business community can contribute directly to the government dialogues by bringing forward cooperation topics or addressing challenges they may face. A secretariat ensures that the most relevant questions and topics are addressed and solved. Whatever your enquiry, idea or proposal – get in touch!
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