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eSignature Grants

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Grant funding from the CEF Telecom programme, administered by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), is made available annually to support the uptake of CEF eSignature in Europe. Eligible parties can apply for funding by submitting a proposal during the relevant period each year.

Who is eligible?

In accordance with the 2018 Work Programme and pursuant to Article 9 of the CEF Regulation, only those proposals submitted by one of the following types of applicants are eligible:

  • One or more Member States;
  • With the agreement of the Member State(s) or EEA countr(y)ies concerned, international organisations, Joint Undertakings, public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.

For more detailed information (i.e. if you are from a candidate or third country etc.), be sure you read the call text thoroughly!

What is the funding for?

The goal of this funding is to create an ecosystem across the European Union based on the eIDAS Regulation capable of enhancing the services provided to the citizen.

This call makes € 0.5 million available to support the uptake and reuse of eSignature, specifically for: developing systems for Member States and the private sector for the use of electronic signatures and electronic seals in line with the eIDAS Regulation.

For proposals addressing this objective, the developed systems should be able to demonstrate their use of the eSignature DSI Building Block's DSS open-source library either by incorporating the library's code, or as a reference implementation, to create and/or validate electronic signatures and electronic seals compliant with the eIDAS Regulation and related standards.


The 2018 call for proposals closed on 15 May 2018


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