Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for Europeans

The WiFi4EU initiative aims to provide free public Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors networks in 6,000 to 8,000 communities by 2020 across the EU. An indicative of €120 million coming mainly from the Connecting Europe Facility CEF Telecom - has been earmarked for this initiative. It is open to public sector bodies from all EU Member States and participating EEA countries (Norway and Iceland). The selected municipalities will get a voucher of €15,000 to be used to install a functioning Wi-Fi hotspot within 1.5 years after being awarded the voucher.

The first WiFi4EU call is now closed

Indicative call timeline
Opening of the WiFI4EU Portal 11 October 2018
Opening of call for applications 7 November 2018 (13:00:00 CET)
Closing of call for applications 9 November 2018 (17:00:00 CET)
Evaluation of applications November 2018 (indicative)
Consultation of the CEF Committee November 2018 (indicative)
Adoption of the Selection Decision December 2018 (indicative)
Preparation and signature of Grant Agreements December 2018 (indicative)




Call for proposals and background documents
WiFi4EU-2018-1 call text  български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικάEnglish español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska 
2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme  Download here


Useful links
WiFi4EU Portal Available here
Wifi4EU Community Available here
FAQ Available here


Call documents and other information
Model Grant Agreement (draft) български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικάEnglish español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
Proof of Agreement form of the legal representative/mayor Download here
Authorised person form Download here
Privacy statement Available here


For any specific questions concerning the WiFi4EU call, please check the FAQ or contact the Helpdesk.

Find more information about the WiFi4EU initative on the Digital Single Market website.