The European Union will provide €37.5 million funding to new public-private projects that offer public interest electronic services. These projects cover, for example, eGovernment services, such as e-procurement and the provision of on-line services for citizens or eHealth services that make use of electronic health records and smart cards within healthcare systems. This support shows how financial resources are being mobilised in support of the Union’s eEurope Action Plan. The proposals show how public-private partnerships can help drive the roll-out of new services, exploiting the potential offered by rapid take up of high speed Internet access across the Union.