The USA and the European Union (EU) are characterised by different approaches to digital development cooperation - but there are also many similarities. Especially in view of China's increasing influence as an actor on digital infrastructures and regulatory models in the Global South, these commonalities between the US and the EU need to be more strongly elaborated. In addition, fundamental principles as well as priorities for transatlantic cooperation in the field of digital transformation need to be identified. Against this backdrop, two teams of experts on digital development policy from Germany and the USA have each written a short study. The IZT, in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE), prepared one of the two papers, which highlights the perspective of the European side. The paper analyses the EU's current approaches and activities in the field of digital development cooperation and outlines the needs of partner countries in the Global South, especially in Africa. It concludes by proposing options for action and principles for value-based transatlantic and global cooperation on digital infrastructure and connectivity in the Global South. The results of the short study were presented at an online conference and discussed with the participating experts from development cooperation, politics and civil society.