Shaping digital policy together

Digitalisation is transforming the global economy. It is creating new business models, optimising production and revolutionising communication. Balanced and transparent rules will establish legal certainty and fair competition on the internet. Only by aligning these rules internationally can the economy and society truly benefit from the opportunities afforded by digitalisation.

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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 stakeholders ensures that political approaches and solutions meet current needs.

Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the International Digital Dialogues with a secretariat. It monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building.

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Singapore

The use of AI-generated images and videos to spread disinformation is on the rise worldwide. State Secretary Stefan Schnorr from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) discussed current challenges and possible solutions with stakeholders from research and industry as part of the Singaporean-German Digital Dialogue at the AsiaTech x Singapore 2024 summit.

Singapore

From 29 to 31 May 2024, State Secretary Schnorr from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) took part in the AsiaTech x Singapore technology conference as part of the Singaporean-German Digital Dialogue. State Secretary Schnorr met with German and Singaporean stakeholders in the technology sector. He also agreed on the next steps of the Digital Dialogue with the Singaporean Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and its digital agency Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

General

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) was present with a booth at re:publica 2024 – the largest festival for the digital society in Europe. At BMDV’s booth, interviews and discussions with stakeholders from the International Digital Dialogues took place. Three different topics took centre stage: freedom and security in the digital space, Kenya's digital ecosystem and the role of start-ups for a sustainable digital transformation.

Our partners

Brazil

As one of the largest emerging markets in the digital economy, Brazil is an important strategic partner for Germany. The Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue aims to strengthen these economic ties by acting as a platform for political cooperation and private sector engagement.

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Ghana

Sub-Saharan Africa's fifth-largest economy is a pioneer in the digitalisation of the financial sector. The bilateral Digital Dialogue enables Ghanaian and German stakeholders to exchange views on this and other topics.

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India

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.

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Indonesia

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.

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Japan

In the Japanese-German ICT Policy Dialogue, two of the world's largest economies and tech powerhouses commit to jointly shape the international framework for digitalisation.

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Republic of Korea

In the Korean-German Digital Dialogue, two major economies and technology leaders are jointly committed to shaping a better international framework for digitalisation.

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Mexico

In recent years, Mexico has made significant progress in its digital transformation, reflected in the optimisation of processes in various sectors. Together, Mexico and Germany are working on strategies to implement digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.

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Singapore

Connecting two of the most innovative economies in the world, the Singaporean-German Digital Dialogue is strengthening digital policy and linking businesses across sectors and borders.

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South Africa

South Africa is Germany's most important trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African-German Digital Dialogue offers stakeholders from business, academia and civil society from both countries the opportunity to get involved in shaping digital policy.

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Interested in a cooperation?

The Digital Dialogues are a multi-stakeholder initiative. Governments and public authorities from Germany and the respective partner country meet with business associations, companies, civil society organisations and research institutes. ​​​​​​​The stakeholders 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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