Blockchain Standardisation


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Digital Europe Programme

Programme Description

Digital Europe Programme is the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.

Worth €7.6 billion (in current prices), the Programme is a part of the next long-term EU budget, (the Multiannual Financial Framework), and it covers 2021 to 2027. It will provide funding for projects in five crucial areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society.

The Programme is fine-tuned to fill the gap between the research of digital technologies and their deployment, and to bring the results of research to the market – for the benefit of Europe’s citizens and businesses, and in particular SMEs. Investments under the Digital Europe programme supports the Union’s twin objectives of a green transition and digital transformation and strengthens the Union’s resilience and strategic autonomy.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Blockchain Standardisation


The objective is to reinforce the European presence in blockchain standardisation efforts.

Detailed Call Description

Support to blockchain standardisation in line with the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation, reinforcing the presence of European players and the links with EBP initiatives such as EBSI and the sandbox, in standardisation activities undertaken by International and European Standardisation Bodies, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Committee for Standardization and the European Committee for Electro technical Standardization (CEN/CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and other relevant, as well as liaising with and contributing to activities of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA).

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

Maximum grant amount per project (funding rate): 

€ 1,000,000

Thematic Categories

  • Information Technology
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Telecommunications

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations (see call document p. 25)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Eleana Gabriel
Directorate of Research and Innovation
Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
Telephone: +357 22 691918

(Publish Date: 22/02/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point