In preparation for the launch of the new Connecting Europe Facility programme (#CEF2digital) in 2021, a series of workshops is currently taking place to offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn more and provide input into its development.

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This video is part of a series on broadband roll-out in Europe, produced for the European Network of Broadband Competence Offices (BCO Network).

National workshops

The European Commission, in collaboration with the European Broadband Competence Offices Network (BCO Network), is organising dedicated workshops hosted by individual Member States. These will focus on areas of CEF2 most relevant to each State, and will include briefing sessions with public administrations and private operators about the future funding priorities. Workshops have already taken place in Austria, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Hungary, with the next ones planned for Denmark, Croatia and Belgium in the coming weeks. For more information, contact your national Broadband Competence Office (BCO) through the BCO Network Directory.

Photo: CEF2 Digital workshop hosted by BCO Cyprus, 17 September 2019. During this workshop, BCO Poland was invited to share a good practices case study from 'School Net', a Polish socio-economic drivers aid scheme bringing high-speed connectivity to schools; and BCO Greece was invited to share good practices on 'white area' coverage from a Greek State aid scheme case study.

EU Study workshop

The European Commission is hosting a study workshop on October 1: “Smart Investments for Smart Communities”. During this workshop, the preliminary results of a study analysing potential market failures in digital infrastructures and assessing which players could benefit from EU subsidies, as well as how funding schemes could be structured and combined with funding and financing from other public and private sources, will be presented. The preliminary results of the CEF2 Digital online public consultation will also be presented and feedback will be sought.

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