During the EU-US Summit in June 2021, the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) was launched as a means of strengthened cooperation between the EU and the US.
Its inaugural meeting took place on 29 September 2021 in Pittsburgh, US.
You can read more in:
- the Inaugural Joint Statement
- the press release "Inaugural meeting agrees on important deliverables and outlines areas for future EU-US cooperation".
Cooperation within the TTC will also feed into coordination in multilateral bodies and wider efforts with like-minded partners, with the aim of promoting a democratic model of digital governance.
The work of the TTC will be carried forward via 10 working groups. The working groups (WGs) related to digital technology will translate the political decisions into specific deliverables, coordinate the technical work and report to the political level:
- WG1 : Technology standards cooperation (including AI and Internet of Things, among other emerging technologies)
Artificial Intelligence is one of the key areas of cooperation identified as a topic of discussion for the first TTC meeting.
- WG2 : Climate and green tech
- WG3 : Secure supply chains, including semiconductors
Addressing the supply chain for semiconductors is one of the key areas of cooperation identified as a topic of discussion for the first TTC meeting.
- WG4: ICT security and competitiveness
- WG5: Data governance and technology platforms
- WG6: The misuse of technology threatening security and human rights
- WG9: Promoting SME access to and use of digital technologies
Stakeholders can contribute to the work via the open online platform launched on 18 October.