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How to get funding under the Digital Europe programme

Learn about the work programmes, the calls for proposals and the application process for the Digital Europe Programme.

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For the first years, the Digital Europe programme will be implemented through four work programmes : 

  1. For all actions excluding those implemented by the other three work programmes as indicated below - DIGITAL Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 (.pdf)
  2. For the European Digital Innovation Hubs - DIGITAL Europe -  EDIH  Work Programme 2021-2023 (.pdf)
  3. For Cybersecurity actions - DIGITAL Europe - Cybersecurity Work Programme 2021-2022 (.pdf)
  4. DIGITAL EUROPE - High Performance Computing (managed by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking) : Decision No 07/2022- Work Programme and Budget Amendment no. 2 (.pdf) and Decision No 01/2021 - Amended EuroHPC Work Plan 2021 and budget 2021 (.pdf)

They provide you with information on the content of the calls for Grants and Procurement opened for proposals in 2021 and 2022. 

The first calls were opened on 17 November and closed on 22 February. On the same day the second calls  were opened. 

Further calls are expected to be opened early Autumn 2022.

The funding and tender opportunities web page gives you an overview of the calls for proposals (‘calls’) that are forthcoming or already open.  Each call has its own call document, related to a particular topic. It gives more precise information on some of the issues that the European Commission would like you to address in the proposal.

The funding and tender opportunities web page hosts the services for managing your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.

The application process

Submit your proposal

If you wish to respond to a call, you must submit a proposal before 17:00 Brussels time on the day of the indicated call deadline.  Please note that this deadline and specific time are strict and must be respected. The European Commission strongly advises to submit your proposal in good time and not to wait until the last moment.

All proposals need to be submitted online.

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Once the deadline has passed, all proposals are evaluated against the criteria published in the Work Programme, resulting in a list of proposals in priority order. Independent experts specialised in the relevant fields may be involved in the evaluation. 

Grant agreement

When the evaluation is over, applicants are informed on the outcome.  

The European Commission will draw up a grant agreement with each of the successful participants within the limits of the allocated budget. The grant agreement describes the activities to be undertaken, in line with the objectives of the call, the project’s duration, budget, rates and costs, as well as the European Commission's contribution, the rights and obligations and other specificities linked to the topic covering the specific grant agreement. 
The time frame for signing the grant agreements is up to 9 months from the closure of the call.

Want to know more? See how to participate.



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Uptake Of Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions

The aim of this call is to support the market uptake and dissemination of innovative cybersecurity solutions (notably from SMEs, as well as results from publicly-funded research in the EU), improve knowledge, and auditing of cybersecurity preparedness.

Capacity building of Security Operation Centres

The objective will be to create, support and/or strengthen and interconnect Security Operation Centres (SOCs) at regional, national and EU level.

Testing and Certification Capabilities

The objective of this topic is to increase and facilitate security and interoperability testing capabilities and certification of connected ICT systems.

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