Digital Europe Programme

Summary

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 Description

What will the Digital Europe Programme fund?

€2,2 BILLION for supercomputing to:

  • Build up and strengthen the EU’s supercomputing and data processing capacities by buying world- class exascale supercomputers by 2022/2023 (capable of at least a billion billion or 1018 calculations per second) and post exascale facilities by 2026/2027.
  • Increase accessibility and broaden the use of supercomputing in areas of public interest such as health, environment and security, and in industry, including small and medium-sized enterprises.

€2,1 BILLION for artificial intelligence to:

  • Invest in and open up the use of artificial intelligence by businesses and public administrations.
  • Set up a true European data space and facilitate safe access to and storage of large datasets and trustworthy and energy efficient cloud infrastructure.
  • Strengthen and support existing artificial intelligence testing and experimentation facilities in areas such as health and mobility in Member States and encourage their cooperation.

€1,6 BILLION for cybersecurity to:

  • Strengthening cybersecurity coordination between Member States tools and data infrastructures.
  • Support the wide deployment of the cybersecurity capacities across the economy.

€580 MILLION for advanced digital skills to:

  • Support the design and delivery of specialized programmes and traineeships for the future experts in key capacity areas like data and AI, cybersecurity, quantum and HPC.
  • Support the upskilling of the existing workforce through short trainings reflecting the latest developments in key capacity areas.

€1,1 BILLION for ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society to:

  • Support high impact deployments in areas of public interest, such as health (complemented by EU4Health programme), Green Deal, smart communities and the cultural sector.
  • Build up and strengthen the network of European Digital Innovation Hubs, aiming to have a Hub in every region, to help companies benefit from digital opportunities.
  • Support the uptake of advanced digital and related technologies by the industry, notably small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Support European public administrations and industry to deploy and access state of-the-art digital technologies (such as blockchain) and build trust in the digital transformation.

Total Budget

€ 7,6 billion

Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Industry
  • Information Technology
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Space
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Eligibility for Participation

  • Investment Funds
  • Large Enterprises
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date

17/11/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

Eleana Gabriel
Directorate of Research and Innovation
Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
Telephone: +357 22 691918
Email: egabriel@dmrid.gov.cy

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Data space for security and law enforcement

    Expected

    Code: 25275 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-DATA-SEC-LAW-03-ENFORCE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/12/2022 | End submission calls: 16/03/2023

    The objective is to deploy a common European Security data space for innovation allowing research, development, testing, training and validation of algorithms for AI-based systems for security (law enforcement) based on various types of datasets, including operational pseudonymized and anonymized datasets, following the data minimisation principle  Particular attention must be given to reducing potential bias in algorithms to be used by law enforcement.

    The objective of the data space for security and law enforcement is solely to facilitate innovation, it should NOT cover data sharing for investigative purposes.

  • Uptake Of Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions

    Opened

    Code: 25009 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-UPTAKE-CYBERSOLUTIONS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The focus will be on improving cybersecurity capabilities across the EU, notably for SMEs and public organisations, through both supply and demand support measures. This may include awareness raising measures (where relevant in line with activities promoted by ENISA), or marketplace platforms supporting interaction between suppliers and adopters of cybersecurity solutions and training.

  • Securing 5G Strategic Digital Infrastructures And Technologies

    Opened

    Code: 24998 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-SEC-5G-INFRASTRUCTURE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The objective will be to support relevant entities in Member States, such as regulators of electronic communications or security agencies, in the implementation of their national cybersecurity strategies and legislation, in line with European 5G cybersecurity policy. This aims to support knowledge and capacity building for relevant national authorities regarding e.g.:

    • exchange of best practices
    • staff trainings
    • deployment of innovative evaluation methods
    • support standardisation actions
    • procurement of specialised services (e.g. audit and technical assessments)

  • Testing and Certification Capabilities

    Opened

    Code: 24994 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-TEST-CERT-CAPABILTIES | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The objective of this topic is to increase and facilitate security and interoperability testing capabilities and certification of connected ICT systems. This aims to improve the capabilities and cooperation of cybersecurity certification stakeholders.

  • EU Cybersecurity Resilience, Coordination and Cybersecurity Ranges

    Opened

    Code: 24990 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-CYBER-RESILIENCE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The implementation of this topic has two main objectives:

    • To strengthen the capacity of cybersecurity actors in the Union to monitor cyber-attacks and threats and supply chain risks, to react jointly against large incidents, and to improve relevant knowledge, skills and training. This objective will be pursued through the implementation of the Blueprint and the future Joint Cyber Unit considering the important role of the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) network and of the Cyber Crisis Liaison Organization Network (CyCLONe).
    • To create, interconnect and strengthen Cybersecurity ranges at European, national and regional level as well as within and across critical infrastructures, including in but not limited to sectors covered by the NIS Directive, in view to share knowledge and cybersecurity threat intelligence between stakeholders in the Member States, better monitor cybersecurity threats, and respond jointly to cyber-attacks.

  • Specialised education programmes or modules in key capacity areas

    Opened

    Code: 24550 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-SKILLS-03-SPECIALISED-EDU | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    The action aims at increasing and improving the offer of education programmes and the number of students specialised in key capacity areas.
    The actions also aim at supporting more inter-disciplinary courses that can equip professionals with relevant advanced digital skills and increase diversity among students and future digital experts (for example data analytics skills for professionals in different sectors).

    The primary objective of this call is to support the design and delivery of higher education programme(s), such as bachelor’s and master’s (at ISCED LEVEL 6,7 or equivalent – hereafter education programmes) and to develop related self-standing modules/courses (online or in-person) leading to a certification.

  • Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Opened

    Code: 24548 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-EDIH-03-INITIAL | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    Set-up the Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) from all designated candidate entities resulting from the Expression of Interest. Upgrade these entities to provide the complete set of services of an EDIH, including the necessary infrastructure, in a specific geographical area, covering the needs of the local SMEs, small mid-caps and/or public sector organisations with respect to their digital transformation.

  • Capacity building of Security Operation Centres

    Opened

    Code: 24544 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-SOC | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The objective will be to create, support and/or strengthen and interconnect SOCs at regional, national and EU level. This will allow for reinforced capacities to monitor and detect cyber threats, the creation of collective knowledge and sharing of best practices.
    The aim is to improve cybersecurity resilience with faster detection and response to cybersecurity incidents and threats at national and EU level through the establishment of SOCs, leveraging disruptive technologies, and sharing of information leading to increased situational awareness and stronger EU supply chains.

  • Deploying The Network Of National Coordination Centres With Member States

    Opened

    Code: 24539 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-NAT-COORDINATION | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    Working together through a network – will contribute to achieving the objectives of this regulation and to foster the Cybersecurity Competence Community in each Member State, contributing to acquire the necessary capacity. National Coordination Centres (NCC) will support cybersecurity capacity building at national and, where relevant, regional and local levels. They shall aim at fostering cross-border cooperation and at the preparation of joint actions as defined in the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and Network regulation.

  • Large-scale pilots for cloud-to-edge based service solutions

    Opened

    Code: 24522 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-03-PILOTS-CLOUD-SERVICES | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    Large-scale pilot projects will be launched aiming at the deployment at scale of innovative, sustainable, secure and cross-border cloud-to-edge based services applied in a set of well-chosen application sectors. These deployments will serve the double objective of, first, being the first actual concrete implementations and deployments of the middleware platform and its different open source middleware solutions serving the needs of a specific application sector and use case and the gained experience should feedback into this separate process. Diversity, both in geography and use cases, of the retained large scale pilot projects will therefore be key in testing the versatility and robustness of the platform. The second objective is to deploy additional cloud-to-edge services that are particularly innovative and/or not (yet) of enough general interest to be procured for the common good.

  • Data space for mobility (deployment)

    Opened

    Code: 24520 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-03-DS-MOBILITY | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    The objective is to contribute to the further development of the common European mobility data space announced in the Data Strategy and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, built and operated in full compliance with existing EU legislation in the mobility and transport sectors.
    The specific aim is to support the creation of a technical infrastructure combined with governance mechanisms that will facilitate easy, cross-border access to key data resources in this area.

  • Data space for media (deployment)

    Opened

    Code: 24517 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-03-DS-MEDIA | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    The objective is to respond to the challenge of boosting innovation and mobilize the media industry and provide a strong support for the creation of a European data space able to foster the competitiveness of the European media sector. Such a data infrastructure will be used to boost the use of data for innovative content (entertainment, education and news), and for innovative production and distribution.

  • Supporting The NIS Directive Implementation And National Cybersecurity Strategies

    Opened

    Code: 24515 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-ECCC-2022-CYBER-03-NIS-DIRECTIVE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 15/11/2022 | End submission calls: 15/02/2023

    The action focuses on Member States and European capacity building and the enhancement of cross-border cooperation on cybersecurity at technical, operational and strategic levels. It is a continuation of work currently supported under the CEF Telecom programme.

  • Data space for manufacturing (deployment)

    Opened

    Code: 24511 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-03-DS-MANUF | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    Data sharing among manufacturing companies and with (service) providers will be increased by the deployment of two data spaces of the manufacturing industry, which will demonstrate how sharing industrial data improves company operations across supply chains and using deep industrial data within production environments, enhances business opportunities for industrial data value added services, and supports the transition towards a circular economy.
    The main objective is to deploy two operational data spaces across value chains in the manufacturing sector, which enable companies in different user roles (e.g. supplier, client, service provider) to interact with large amounts of industrial data across their organisational borders.

  • Deployment of the AI-on-demand platform

    Opened

    Code: 24498 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-03-AI-ON-DEMAND | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    The objective of this action is to develop and deploy the AI-on-demand platform, providing the requirements and underlying mechanisms for such platform.

  • Data space for smart communities (deployment)

    Opened

    Code: 24496 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-03-DS-SMART | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 24/01/2023

    Activities in this topic will pilot and apply the principles of the data space for smart communities defined in the blueprint, on a large scale and with good geographical coverage, to build EU capacity for connecting data from all relevant domains, following their specific legislation. They will also contribute to the fine-tuning and improving the blueprint via a continuous feedback loop to the project. This Data Space will be controlled by public data holders, using open standard based tools and supported by the common middleware platform. It should also create synergies with the project.

  • Deploying advanced national QCI systems and networks

    Closed

    Code: 24049 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-QCI-02-DEPLOY-NATIONAL | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 30/08/2022 | End submission calls: 22/09/2022

    The objective of this topic is twofold. On one hand to deploy advanced national quantum systems and networks for testing quantum communication technologies and for integrating them with existing communication networks. On the other hand to use these quantum systems and networks for developing and testing use cases in support of national QCI initiatives in the context of the EuroQCI initiative.

  • Security (law enforcement): AI-based pilot

    Closed

    Code: 19440 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-DEPLOY-02-LAW-SECURITY-AI | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The overall objective is to enable the final validation and foster the uptake of AI systems for LE by running large scale pilots in LEAs premises. This is necessary, as AI systems for LE need, in most cases, a final validation on real operational datasets that can only be accessed in stand-alone secured environments.

  • Support to the implementation of the European Digital Identity Framework and the implementation of the Once Only System under the Single Digital Gateway Regulation

    Closed

    Code: 19437 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-DEPLOY-02-ELECTRONIC-ID | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The topic aims to develop and pilot tools that support the implementation of the new European electronic identity for all stakeholders.
    It also intends to develop and develop use cases, including innovative solutions, for the new EU-eID ecosystem by leveraging and using decentralized technology synergies and working on a self-governing identity framework undertaken at EBSI and developed as part of a new electronic trust service. (electronic ledgers). It will support the application of the one-time principle and the sharing of data between public administrations in the EU under user control.

  • GovTech Incubator

    Closed

    Code: 19429 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-GOVTECH-02-INCUBATOR-FPA | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The GovTech incubator Framework Partnership Agreement aims to foster cross-border collaboration between digitalisation agencies in the different Member States and countries associated to the Programme, involving also GovTech actors from the private sector and academia.

  • Deploying The Network Of National Coordination Centres With Member States

    Closed

    Code: 19427 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CYBER-02-NAT-COORDINATION | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    With the creation of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre the National Coordination Centres – working together through a network – will contribute to achieving the objectives of this regulation and to foster the Cybersecurity Competence Community in each Member State, contributing to acquire the necessary capacity. National Coordination Centres (NCC) will support cybersecurity capacity building at national and, where relevant, regional and local levels. They shall aim at fostering cross-border cooperation and at the preparation of joint actions as defined in the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and Network regulation.

  • Data space for cultural heritage (deployment)

    Closed

    Code: 19424 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CULTURAL-02-HERITAGE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The aim of this call is to create a technical infrastructure in conjunction with governance mechanisms that will ensure easy, cross-border access to key data sets in the target area. The call focuses on seizing the opportunities of advanced technologies for the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector, like 3D, artificial intelligence or machine learning for increasing the quality, sustainability, use and re-use of data. These projects must contribute to the common European data space of cultural heritage, and will build digital capacity by collaborating with existing and relevant European national and regional initiatives and platforms.

  • EBSI – Deployment of services

    Closed

    Code: 19421 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-DEPLOY-02-EBSI-SERVICES | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The objective is to support through grants actions that reinforce the EBSI infrastructure and the EBP use cases. This will engage a large range of European actors in actions related to EBSI and EBP priorities.

  • Testing and experimentation Facility for smart cities and communities

    Closed

    Code: 19407 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-TEF-SMART | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The objective of this call is to provide a testing and experimentation facility for AI and robotics in cities and communities and make their resources accessible to EU cities, communities and innovative academia and industry stakeholders (including SMEs) that would enable them to validate novel AI-driven services in close-to-real-life environments before their further massive deployment.

  • Short term training courses in key capacity areas

    Closed

    Code: 19404 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-TRAINING-02-SHORT-COURSES | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The aim of this action is to give the possibility to the current workforce to access trainings reflecting the latest developments in key capacity areas, such as HPC, Cybersecurity, AI and other emerging technologies. These technologies evolve at such a fast pace that requires a constant update of the digital skills, also of the people already in employment. This investment will increase the number of men and women able to design, develop and deploy digital solutions in the economy and across sectors.

  • Promoting European innovation in education

    Closed

    Code: 19400 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-SKILLS-02-INNOVATE-EDU | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    This action will support the digital transformation of the education sector at European level by boosting innovation in education in Europe by supporting EdTech start-ups and SMEs to accelerate their disruptive EdTech solutions.

  • Testing and Experimentation Facility for Manufacturing

    Closed

    Code: 19398 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-TEF-MANUF | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The scope and resources of the manufacturing TEF will be driven by use cases of significant economic value and will provide adequate coverage of activities allowing the deployment of the latest AI-based technologies in real manufacturing environments.

  • Public Sector Open Data for AI and Open Data Platform

    Closed

    Code: 19396 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-OPEN-AI | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The objective is to increase the easy availability, quality and usability of public sector information in compliance with the requirement of the Open Data Directive, in order to boost the re-use and combination of open public data across the EU for the development of information products and services, including AI applications.

  • Federated European infrastructure for cancer images data

    Closed

    Code: 19392 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-CANCER-IMAGE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    This action will support the deployment of the infrastructure needed to link and explore fragmented European databases of medical images of different types of cancer, with a solid governance and clear business model for ingestion of data and its exploitation by public and private organisations in Member States and associated countries (controllers of data), industry and innovators.

  • Support to cybersecurity in the health sector

    Closed

    Code: 19390 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CYBER-02-SUPPORTHEALTH | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The focus will be on improving the cybersecurity capabilities of healthcare and public health institutions across the EU, including cybersecurity services and products, skills and training, awareness raising, and exchange of information, and others.
    Cross-border solutions will be promoted where appropriate.

  • Testing and Experimentation Facility for Agri-Food

    Closed

    Code: 19317 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-TEF-AGRIFOOD | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The principal objective of this measure is to further the development of the agri-food sector by enabling the full benefit of the digital transformation with AI and AI-powered robotics technologies and the move to a Circular Economy for a more sustainable, affordable, efficient and competitive production under high standards.

  • Data space for security and law enforcement

    Closed

    Code: 19314 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-CLOUD-AI-02-SEC-LAW | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

    The objective is to deploy a common European Security data space for innovation allowing research, development, testing, training and validation of algorithms for AI-based systems for security (law enforcement) based on various types of datasets, including operational pseudonymized and anonymized datasets, following the data minimization principle. Particular attention must be given to reducing potential bias in algorithms to be used by law enforcement.

  • Blockchain Standardisation

    Closed

    Code: 19308 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2022-DEPLOY-02-BLOCKCHAIN-STANDARD | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 22/02/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2022

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

  • Preparatory actions for data spaces for manufacturing

    Closed

    Code: 15699 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-PREP-DS-MANUFACT | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The preparatory action will establish a multi-stakeholder data governance, an inventory of existing data platforms for manufacturing and a blueprint for manufacturing-specific building blocks which could contribute to the long-term convergence of existing and new data-related initiatives in manufacturing by making use of the data space technical infrastructure. The preparatory actions will support the deployment of these data spaces for manufacturing, and propose sustainable business models and incentives schemes to motivate participants to share data.
    The action will bring together existing national, regional and local data ecosystems, and relevant stakeholders, to join efforts and identify common principles for sharing industrial data and re-using large pools of data at the EU level.

  • Data Space for Mobility

    Closed

    Code: 15697 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-PREP-DS-MOB | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective is to contribute to the further development of the common European Mobility data space announced in the Data Strategy and in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, built and operated in full compliance with existing EU legislation in the mobility and transport sectors. The specific aim is to support the creation of a technical infrastructure combined with governance mechanisms that will facilitate easy, cross-border access to key data resources in this area.
    Data for sustainable urban mobility indicators (SUMI) and for traffic and travel information in urban and regional areas will be made available for reuse for the development of innovative services and applications, and for policymaking.

  • Create a European Industrial Ecosystem for Secure QCI technologies and systems

    Closed

    Code: 15694 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01-INDUSTRIAL | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    To prepare for the industrialisation and deployment of quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) technological and operational capabilities and advanced QCI networks essential for European cybersecurity, and contribute to the development of a European industrial QCI ecosystem, including a thriving SME sector. This support is needed to contribute to European technological autonomy in the highly strategic field of quantum communication technologies.

  • Data Spaces Support Centre

    Closed

    Code: 15691 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-SUPPCENTRE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this action is to set up and operate a Support Centre, which coordinates all relevant actions on sectorial data spaces and makes available (blueprint) architectures and data infrastructure requirements for the data spaces, including possible technologies, processes, standard and tools that will allow reuse of data across sectors by the public sector and European businesses, notably SMEs. It will also support the work of the envisaged Data Innovation Board in view of enhancing the interoperability of data as well as data sharing services between different sectors and domains.

  • e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange (e-CODEX)

    Closed

    Code: 15688 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-TRUST-01-ECODEX | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this topic is to continue ensuring the operation and evolutive maintenance of e-CODEX started under previous programmes (ICT Policy Support Programme, ICT PSP, part of the Competitive and Innovation framework Programme, CIP, of the EU, ICT PSP CIP, and further developed and maintained under the Connecting Europe Facility, CEF, programme of the EU) and now in use, and to provide support to the stakeholders and users of the system until the planned hand-over to eu-LISA in 2023 in accordance with relevant legislation.

  • Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Closed

    Code: 15685 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-EDIH-INITIAL-01 | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    Set-up the Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) from all designated candidate entities resulting from the Expression of Interest (1.1). Upgrade these entities to provide the complete set of services of an EDIH, including the necessary infrastructure, in a specific geographical area, covering the needs of the local SMEs, small mid-caps and/or public sector organisations with respect to their digital transformation. Network these EDIHs with each other and with other projects selected in Digital Europe Programme developing capacities in High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Advanced Digital Skills and accelerating the best use of these technologies.

  • Preparatory actions for the data space for Agriculture

    Closed

    Code: 15682 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-PREPACTS-DS-01-AGRI | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The main objective is to develop a secure and trusted data space to enable the agriculture sector to transparently share and access data allowing for an increase in its economic and environmental performance. The data space is expected to facilitate the sharing, processing and analysis of production data, open data and possibly other public data (e.g. soil data). Production data supplemented by publicly held data will present new opportunities for monitoring and optimising the use of natural resources and will contribute to achieve the objectives of the Green Deal and the Common Agricultural Policy.

  • Preparatory actions for the data space for tourism

    Closed

    Code: 15680 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-PREPACTS-DS-01-TOURISM | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    A tourism data space, through its connection to other sectoral data spaces (e.g. cultural heritage) will provide access to information to the ecosystem, with an impact on productivity, greening and sustainability, innovative business models and upskilling. The preparatory action will establish a multi-stakeholder data governance, an inventory of existing data platforms for tourism and a blueprint for tourism-specific building blocks which could contribute to the long-term convergence of existing and new data-related initiatives in tourism by making use of the data space technical infrastructure. The preparatory actions will support the deployment of these data spaces for tourism, and propose sustainable business models and incentives schemes to motivate participants to share data.

  • Advanced digital skills analysis

    Closed

    Code: 15677 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-SKILLS-01-ANALYSIS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this action is to support the rollout of initiatives for advanced digital skills development, by gathering inputs on the existing education offers in digital areas and the related needs of the labour market.

  • Specialised education programmes in key capacity areas

    Closed

    Code: 15675 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-SKILLS-01-SPECIALISED | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The action aims at increasing and improving the offer of education programmes and the number of students specialised in key capacity areas. The offer will be expanded in terms of geographical distribution (including outermost regions and other disadvantaged regions), number of opportunities and relevance to latest technological developments. The actions also aim at supporting more inter-disciplinary courses that can equip professionals with relevant advanced digital skills and increase diversity among students and future digital experts (for example data analytics skills for professionals in different sectors). The goal is to encourage organisations to work together and develop ecosystems of excellence able to train, attract and retain the best digital talents, including by contributing to closing the gender gap in these fields.

  • Testing and Experimentation Facility for Edge AI

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    Code: 15671 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-TEF-EDGE | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The overall aim of the Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF) for Edge AI hardware is to ensure the availability in Europe of trusted, high-performance, low-power edge components and technologies to support the massive data-processing requirements of AI and the digital transformation. The emergence of novel computing paradigms, such as neuromorphic, provides an opportunity for the European industry to take the lead in a new generation of edge and distributed computing systems.
    This project aims at delivering a European platform that will enable companies to develop, test and experiment AI product prototypes based on advanced low-power computing technologies, custom-designed for their application environment.

  • Preparatory actions for the Green Deal Data Space

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    Code: 15669 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-PREP-DS-GREEN-DEAL | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The action should also establish links to relevant initiatives under the Green Deal to ensure a user-driven development of the data space, in particular those (e.g. Horizon Europe activities such as the Green Deal Missions) that will provide significant opportunities to test, experiment and up-scale the input to and use of the data space
    with local partners. Τhe project will propose a roadmap for the deployment of a full-fledged common European Green Deal data space and liaise with potential users and other relevant actors to ensure synergies between users and infrastructures.

  • Coordinate the first deployment of national EuroQCI projects and prepare the large-scale QKD testing and certification infrastructure

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    Code: 15664 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01-EUROQCI-QKD | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    To coordinate the developments and findings of the national QCI projects; to prepare for the deployment of a flexible large-scale testing and certification QKD infrastructure that is in the service of all relevant actors of the participating Member States; and to assess the full-scale compliance of different EU technologies with a view to their later integration in EuroQCI. This support is needed to contribute to European technological autonomy in the highly strategic field of quantum communication technologies.

  • An ecosystem for digital twins in healthcare

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    Code: 15661 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-DEPLOY-01-TWINS-HEALTH | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The development of digital twins in healthcare (DTH) has progressed substantially, profiting from advances in science and technology. In order to exploit their benefits in view of better prevention approaches, faster and more accurate diagnoses, personalised treatments and care, a framework to structure cooperation and leverage on synergies between academia, private sector, regulators and end-users needs to be strengthened.

    The objective is to support the roll-out of DTH by mapping and structuring the ecosystem within the EU Member States and associated countries to identify and pool existing resources, and foster collaboration and overall integration of the stakeholders, while ensuring adequate clinical representation.

  • Uptake of digital solutions in Health and Care

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    Code: 15658 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-DEPLOY-01-HEALTH | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    This action will support a coordinated multi-stakeholder approach for the uptake and integration of digital solutions along the continuum of health and care. It will take forward and consolidate achievements in terms of interoperability, common dataspaces, telemedicine and digital solutions for person-centred care by engaging with the ecosystem, and creating buy-in from key stakeholders. It will also build on existing initiatives to support swift actions for digital preparedness for pandemics. This action should also ensure synergies with relevant efforts supported under Horizon Europe cluster 1 “Health”, in particular with the Co-funded Partnership with Member States and Associated Countries aimed at Transforming Health and Care Systems.

  • Preparatory actions for the data space for smart communities

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    Code: 15652 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-PREP-SMART-COMM | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The project will bring together existing local data ecosystems, and relevant stakeholders, public and private, to join efforts and identify common principles for sharing large pools of data at the EU level. The action will contribute to the definition of the technical infrastructure for data sharing across relevant domains (in particular, traffic, electricity, pollution, urban infrastructure, extreme weather events, water and waste management, etc.) in order to create cross-domain innovation and move towards the Green transition in each local context.

  • Preparatory actions for the AI-on-demand platform

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    Code: 15641 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-PREP-AI | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this support action is to prepare the development of the AI-on-demand platform described above, in order to optimise its design and maximise its impact.

  • Safer Internet Centres (SICs)

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    Code: 15638 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-TRUST-01-SAFERINTERNET | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of the topic is to support national SICs (i.e., hubs gathering NGOs, government bodies/agencies, private sector organisations) in providing online safety information, educational resources, public awareness tools and counselling and reporting services (through dedicated helplines and hotlines) for young people, teachers, and parents. The activities performed by the SICs will help minors to tackle online risks and to become media literate, resilient digital citizens, and will allow citizens to anonymously report online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

  • Digital Product Passport: sustainable and circular systems

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    Code: 15636 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-TRUST-01-DIGIPASS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of the DPP is to support sustainable production, to enable the transition to circular economy, to provide new business opportunities to economic actors, to support consumers in making sustainable choices and to allow authorities to verify compliance with legal obligations.
    The objective of this Coordination and Support Action, is to prepare the ground for a gradual deployment as of 2023 of digital product passport in minimum 3 key value chains: electronics (at least consumer electronics), batteries. 

  • Preparatory actions for the data space for skills

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    Code: 15633 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-PREPACTS-DS-01-SKILLS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective is to deploy a secure and trusted data space to support sharing and accessing skills data for various purposes, from analytical and statistical purposes to policy development or re-use in innovative applications. The data space will provide easy, cross-border access to key datasets, deploying trust mechanisms (security and privacy by design) and develop data services matching European values, in particular of ethics, diversity and privacy.
    Data is at the core of skills and education, offering enormous potential for innovative applications. Databases of job offers, lists of curricula and certifications, inventory of topics studied at all levels of education can help better defining human resource, training, business or educational policy strategies.

  • Digital Solutions in support of the New European Bauhaus Initiative

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    Code: 15630 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-DEPLOY-01-BAUHAUS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The project will identify digital solutions that could contribute to the implementation of the New European Bauhaus initiative and more broadly of the adoption of its values (sustainability, inclusiveness, and aesthetics) in living spaces for a better quality of life. This action will support better coordination of relevant New European Bauhaus stakeholders and digital stakeholders through the creation of a network to this purpose. The project will further accelerate the deployment of projects implementing the New European Bauhaus initiative, and identify best practices in relevant EU funded digital projects.

  • Secretariat for the Alliance on industrial data, cloud and edge

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    Code: 15627 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-INDUSTRIAL-DATA | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    This action is set to support the activities of the Alliance on industrial data, cloud and edge that was announced in the Communication on “Updating the 2020 New Industrial Strategy” ( COM(2021) 350 final).The purpose of the Alliance is to gather relevant stakeholders, including industry, Member States representatives and other experts, from across Europe in view of strengthening Europe’s industrial capacities in disruptive cloud and edge technologies.
    The Alliance will focus on fostering the joint development and deployment of next-generation EU native cloud and edge technologies that meet the requirements to process Europe’s sensitive personal and/or highly sensitive business and public sector data sets, by addressing use cases for all sectors of the economy, with a specific focus on defence, security, mobility, health, and space.

  • Federated European infrastructure for genomics data

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    Code: 15623 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-FEI-DS-GENOMICS | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective is the creation of a technical infrastructure combined with governance mechanisms that will secure easy, cross-border access to key datasets in the targeted area. In particular, the aim of this topic is to achieve sustainable cross-border linkage of and access to a multitude of genomic and related phenotypic, clinical and other datasets across Europe based on the progress achieved in the context of the 1+ Million Genomes initiative (1+MG).

  • European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) - national and multinational hubs

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    Code: 15619 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-TRUST-01-EDMO | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    Following-up from the first round of hubs created under CEF, this topic aims to create new national or multinational hubs for analysis of digital media ecosystems in order to expand the geographical coverage of EDMO. A national/multinational hub is a network of organisations active in one or several Member State(s), that will provide specific knowledge of local information environments so as to strengthen the detection and analysis of disinformation campaigns, improve public awareness, and design effective responses relevant for national audiences. These national/multinational centres will focus their activities around emerging digital media vulnerabilities and disinformation campaigns, which are of special relevance within the territory and/or linguistic area in which they will operate. Multinational hubs will cover more than one Member State with similar media ecosystems within an EU region.
    The activities of the hubs should be independent from any public authority. 

  • Deploying advanced national QCI systems and networks

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    Code: 15617 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01-DEPLOY-NATIONAL | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this topic is twofold. On one hand to deploy advanced national quantum systems and networks for testing quantum communication technologies and for integrating them with existing communication networks. On the other hand to use these quantum systems and networks for developing and testing use cases in support of national QCI initiatives in the context of the EuroQCI initiative. This support is needed to contribute to European technological autonomy in the highly strategic field of quantum communication technologies.

     

  • Governance of the Living-in.eu community

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    Code: 15615 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-DEPLOY-01-LIVING-EU | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The aim is to support the governance of the Living-in.eu community by coordinating the broad range of activities and stakeholders with various expertise (legal, financial, technical, education and capacity building, impact measuring).

  • Marketplace for federated cloud-to-edge based services

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    Code: 15610 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-DS-MARKETPLACE-CLOUD | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective is to deploy and operate an EU online marketplace for cloud and edge services. The marketplace should be the single point of access for trusted services, notably cloud and edge services, building blocks deployed under the Common Services Platform and more generally any software and data processing services developed under EU programmes. It should as well complement the AI-on-demand platform, in providing access to the necessary cloud services. By facilitating access to these services for crucial EU sectors, the catalogue of curated services will improve the EU’s open strategic autonomy. This will ensure that the digital transformation of the economy is undertaken on the basis of secure, fair, inclusive and resource-efficient infrastructures and services.

  • Secretariat for the Alliance on Processors and Semiconductor technologies

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    Code: 15602 | Identifier Code: DIGITAL-2021-CLOUD-AI-01-DATA-TECH | Programme name: Digital Europe Programme | Start submission calls: 17/11/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    This action is to support the activities of the Industrial Alliance on processors and semiconductor technologies that was announced in the Communication on “Updating the 2020 New Industrial Strategy” The purpose of the Alliance is to gather relevant stakeholders, including industry, Member States representatives and other experts, from across Europe in view of strengthening Europe’s industrial capacities in the design and manufacturing of advanced processors and other electronic components. The activities of the Alliance will contribute to delivering on the EU’s digital targets for 2030, by addressing use cases for all sectors of the economy, notably mobility, communications, industrial manufacturing, security, and health.