Newsletter International Digital Dialogues
We are delighted to share the first newsletter of the International Digital Dialogues with you.
Led by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), the Digital Dialogues are the primary instrument of bilateral exchange on digital policy issues with important partner countries. Their common goal is to shape better conditions for the digital transformation world-wide. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogues provide a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators, businesses, academia and civil society. Hence, your engagement is key!
This newsletter gives you an overview of recent and upcoming activities within the Digital Dialogues. Take a moment to see which activities spark you interest. And be in touch with us if you want to engage or learn more about the Digital Dialogues. Please also visit our website for further information.
We look forward to hearing from you. Let's shape digital policy together!
The Secretariat for the International Digital Dialogues
News from the International Digital Dialogues
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.
BMDV initiated the consultation process on Germany's strategy for international digital policy in February 2023. On 9 and 10 May, specific topics of interest were discussed in greater detail during dedicated consultations with German stakeholders.
On 19 April 2023, the first Annual Meeting of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue took place at Hannover Messe. BMDV and the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) exchanged the Joint Declaration of Intent, which was signed by both ministers, and agreed on the Work Plan for the Digital Dialogue.
The Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue coordinated a task force of experts to debate 5G campus networks in Brazil and Germany. After a year of exchanges, the task force finalised a green paper on 5G campus networks. It is written in Portuguese and available for download.
On 30 May 2023, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and BMDV signed the new Work Plan of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue. Indian Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma and German State Secretary Stefan Schnorr agreed to further promote a strong bilateral dialogue.
From 24 May to 26 May 2023, the Regional Forum on Digital Transformation was held at the premises of the Mexican Ministry of Economy (ECONOMIA). The Secretariat for the Mexican-German Digital Dialogue organised two panel discussions together with ECONOMIA and the Mexican Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT).
On 21 June, the 7th Japanese-German ICT Policy Dialogue took place at the premises of BMDV - together with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MCI). The hybrid Digital Dialogue was divided into a government dialogue in the morning and an exchange with stakeholders in the afternoon.
JAPAN, SINGAPORE AND KOREA
On 12 May, 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 exchange on focus topics that should be discussed within the three Digital Dialogues.
4 July 2023, 10:00-11:00 BRT / 15:00-16:00 CEST
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