The date of the third call of the WiFi4EU voucher initiative has been announced for 19 September 2019 at 13:00 CEST. With a call budget of EUR 26.7 million, the Commission will distribute 1,780 vouchers across European municipalities on a first come, first served basis.
In order to be able to apply for the EUR 15,000 voucher, municipalities need to register on the WIFi4EU Portal before the call. The voucher will allow the winning municipality to set up free Wi-Fi networks in public spaces. The call will be open until 17:00 CEST on 20 September 2019.
The first WiFi4EU call, which took place in November 2018, was hugely successful, with over 13,000 municipalities applying from all across Europe, and 2,800 vouchers awarded. This was followed up with a second call in April 2019, which saw more than 10,000 applications for 3,400 vouchers. 98% of these vouchers were claimed within the first 60 seconds of the call launch, highlighting the receptiveness of the municipalities to the first come, first-served nature of the call.
To know more about how the WiFi4EU initiative works, check out the WiFi4EU step by step guide.