While many Member States have already introduced digital service infrastructures that drive competitiveness and markedly improve the daily lives of their citizens, there is currently a lack of interconnection and interoperability among such systems at European level.

The Connecting Europe Facility is aimed at supporting projects of common interest that address such bottlenecks and thereby contribute to the development of the Single Market, to European competitiveness, to social inclusion and to overall economic growth.The Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Work Programme for 2015 has been adopted on 15 December 2014.