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.

As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogues provide a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators and businesses. 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 direct involvement of the business community ensures that political approaches and solutions make good economic sense.

Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the Digital Dialogues with a secretariat which is based in Berlin as well as in the partner countries Brazil, India and Mexico. It monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building.



Dr Rudolf Gridl, Director General of the Central Department at the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), visited New Delhi on 6 and 7 March 2023. His aim was an exchange on the digitalisation of government administration and digital public services. BMDV and the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) organised the delegation visit within the framework of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue.


The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has launched the stakeholder participation process for Germany's strategy on international digital policy. Ben Brake, Director General Digital and Data Policy at BMDV, invited to the first Stakeholder Forum International Digital Policy on 23 February. It took place in German.

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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.

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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.

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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 and Germany continuously exchange on matters of digital policy. To shape better conditions for the digital transformation of the economy, a variety of potential cooperation topics are being assessed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 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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