The Digital Europe Programme is the EU funding programme aiming at bolstering Europe's technological sovereignty and bringing digital solutions to market for the benefit of citizens, public administrations, and businesses.
The main work programme worth €909.5 million for the period of 2023 - 2024 covers the deployment of projects that use digital technologies such as data, AI, cloud, advanced digital skills. These projects will deliver concrete benefits for innovation ecosystems, open standards, SMEs, cities, public services, and the environment.
Alongside the main work programme, the Commission published a work programme focusing oncybersecurity, with a budget of €375 million for the period of 2023 - 2024 to enhance the EU collective resilience against cyber threats. This will be implemented by the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre.
For the majority of projects, the implementation of these work programmes will require co-funding from other sources corresponding to 50% of the projects’ costs. This means that the overall amount of investments which will be mobilised will be almost double the amount from EU funding.
The first calls for these work programmes of the Digital Europe Programme will be published this spring, with more to come after the summer. The calls will be open to businesses, public administrations, and other entities from the EU Member States, EFTA/EEA countries, and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme.