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Be part of a Smarter Europe.

Build digital public services for all European citizens and businesses with the CEF Building Blocks. They are free, based on European standards and will help you improve your public administration.
Get involved and help Europe realise the vision set out in the Tallinn declaration on eGovernment and contribute to the Digital Single Market.

Interested in learning more? Discover the agenda for our next Smart Cities dedicated webinars.

Meet the CEF building blocks:

Big Data

Experiment and discover new ways to unleash the power of big data.

Context Broker

Make data-driven decisions in real time, at the right time.


Store and preserve digital information cost-efficiently over the long term.


Exchange data and documents securely and reliably.


Offer digital services capable of electronically identifying users from all across Europe.


Send and receive electronic invoices in line with the European directive and standard.


Create and verify electronic signatures in line with European standards.


Enable multilingual public services and communication.


 Enhance the way that citizens, governments and businesses interact,

by enhancing trust between entities and improving the efficiency of operations.

Why should you use the CEF building Blocks?

Increase interoperability

Have your systems work together thanks to European Standards

Proven in practice

Tested in real-life projects all across Europe

Free of charge

Funded by the European Commission’s CEF programme

Compatibility with existing systems

No need to invest in all new IT infrastructure

Save time and costs

Our expertise can help you get a jump start


Data will be handled, shared and stored safely

Read the CEF smart city Success Stories

Did you miss the Building Blocks for Smart Cities webinar?

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How does CEF support you?

More information on how you can apply for grants is available via INEA’s website.

CEF's mission is to support projects to use basic components, based on standards, that will ensure systems can communicate with each other.

CEF provides a range of services to support you in the use of the building blocks such as trainings, sample software and testing services.

Let’s make it happen in your city!