#EIFasks – How do third countries envisage their digital agenda?

#EIFasks – How do third countries envisage their digital agenda?


– There’s no doubt that in the context of the digital revolution that we are in a universal setting. We are in a global context
and there are so many things that we have to do together that it is interesting to have this kind of debate. – Digital is global,
when EU starts discussing the fundamental foundation
is market excess. And also, especially the
SMEs are collaborating on both sides of the markets. And channels needs to be
established for the same. Second is financing availability. I think it’s important that
there is financing behind both the channels and
there is enough financing for companies that are growing
and making a massive impact. And then the third thing, I think, is development of talent
and that’s very crucial. Talent and the skills
mismatch is a huge problem in any country and including in the EU. I think the more you learn, the more you share, the more you learn. So it is important that talent development is also made as one of the priority areas for both EU when it’s discussing the digital agenda with other countries. And in terms of the countries, I think, I would start with India. India shares a lot of democratic values. India shares some massive opportunity together with the EU
in terms of diversity. So someone that’s going from EU would have a huge and massive opportunity in India and vice versa as well. – I think AI and cyber securities are priority issues for EU. Because these issues, they are common challenge in the world. Which not only EU, but
also Japan is facing now. And they have also, great
impact on social economy. The most important thing for EU that EU has to collaborate with the country which has same values and I
think Japan is one such country. So I think we can deepen
the collaboration. – Actually the first step
would be institutional reform. We believe we need ministers dealing with digital policies in Latin America, so that’s one thing. Second is to enable the digital economy, and to enable it you need to discuss digital infrastructure and
digital skills programs. With regards to the
sustainability of digital economy we believe we need to
entertain discussions on taxation, privacy,
security, cyber security and general rights of our people. In Latin American region I
think the biggest opportunities like with the biggest countries precisely, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, which are currently prioritized
by the European Commission, and there are other
countries like Colombia that are at the forefront
of the digital revolution in Latin America.

Danny Hutson

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