2019-2 CEF Telecom call for proposals are open
The 2019-2 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals has opened today. It offers co-funding to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Public Open Data, Cybersecurity, eHealth, eProcurement, e-Justice and the European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs. Up to €24 million is made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.
CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest that improve the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations and contribute to the development of a Digital Single Market by deploying European digital infrastructures across the EU.
Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals until 14 November 2019 in the following areas:
- Public Open Data – to achieve better services for citizens and public administrations thanks to the re-use of public-sector information deploying innovative solutions - €5 million.
- Cybersecurity - providing funding to increase cross-border cooperation and increase the cybersecurity capabilities of actors that are fundamental for a State's cybersecurity, such as National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), Operators of Essential Services (OES), National Competent Authorities (NCAs), Single Points of Contact (SPOCs), and entities responsible for Cybersecurity certification at the national level - €10 million
- eHealth - improving cross-border healthcare access and services using ICT tools, specifically to make ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries widely available in the EU - €5 million;
- eProcurement – aiming to simplify public procurement procedures and processes, as well as to facilitate the participation of both suppliers and buyers in them - €1 million
- European e-Justice – ensuring that citizens and businesses can rapidly reap the practical benefits of e-Justice tools - €3 million;
- European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs - to ensure that individuals and the labour force in Europe are equipped with adequate digital skills - €1 million
To receive co-funding under the calls, actions must be ready for deployment, contribute to EU Digital Single Market policies and have a long-term sustainability strategy. The funding will be allocated to those eligible proposals that best meet the award criteria as specified in the 2019 CEF Telecom Work Programme and call texts in the areas relevant to this call.
How to apply and next steps? Visit the Call Page on the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) site.
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