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 €130 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 18 months after being awarded the voucher.

(See below details for 8 month extension on installation granted to beneficiaries of Call 1, 2 and 3).

 

8 month extension of installation time for all beneficiaries of
Call 1, 2 and 3

In view of the Coronavirus crisis affecting municipalities and regions across Europe, the European Commission has decided to grant an extension of the installation time to all WiFi4EU beneficiaries of Call 1, 2 and 3. This will allow every concerned municipality to complete their projects.

The initial 18-month implementation period granted to finalize and declare the installation and operation of the WiFi4EU network is extended by an additional 8 months.

Please note that on 30/04/2020 an official communication with detailed information was sent via email to all concerned municipalities. Do not hesitate to contact us via the Helpdesk in case your municipality needs more information, or wants to flag any issue with regards to the extension.

 

WiFi4EU-2020-01 (Call 4)  

Call timeline

Call opening and submission deadline for applications 3-4 June 2020
Evaluation of applications June 2020
Adoption of the Selection Decision 8 July 2020
Preparation and signature of Grant Agreements As of 15 July 2020

 

WiFi4EU-2020-01 (Call 4) 

Call for applications and background documents

WiFi4EU-2020-01 call text

български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska

List of eligible entities Available here
Full list of voucher winners (Annex 1)  Download here
Full reserve list (Annex 2) Download here
Full list of applications by time Download here
Selection Decision Download here
2019-2020 Amended CEF Telecom Work Programme Available here

 



 

Call documents and other information
Model Grant Agreement български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English 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 (April 2020 update) Download here
WiFi4EU Access Points Signage Guidelines (11 November 2020 update) български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
WiFi4EU Visual Package - Access Points & Publications Download here
Snippet installation guidelines (January 2020 update) български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
WiFi4EU step-by-step guidelines български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska

 

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

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

 



 

Closed WiFi4EU Calls (2019-02, 2019-01 and 2018-01)

 

WiFi4EU-2019-02 (Call 3)

Call timeline

Call opening and submission deadline for applications 19-20 September 2019
Evaluation of applications September - October 2019
Adoption of the Selection Decision 23 October 2019
Preparation and signature of Grant Agreements As of 23 October 2019

 

WiFi4EU-2019-02 (Call 3)

Call for applications and background documents

WiFi4EU-2019-02 call text български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
List of eligible entities Available here
Full list of voucher winners (Annex 1) Download here
Full reserve list (Annex 2) Download here
Full list of applications by time Download here
Selection Decision Download here
2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme Download here

 



 

WiFi4EU-2019-01 (Call 2)

Call timeline

Call opening and submission deadline 4-5 April 2019
Evaluation of applications April - May 2019
Adoption of the Selection Decision 14 May 2019
Preparation and signature of Grant Agreements   As of 14 May 2019

 

WiFi4EU-2019-01 (Call 2)

Call for applications and background documents

WiFi4EU-2019-01 call text български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
List of eligible entities Available here
Full list of voucher winners Download here
Full list of applications by time Available here
Full list of applications by country Available here
2019-2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme Download here
Selection Decision & Annexes (full list of voucher winners) Download here

 



 

WiFi4EU-2018-01 (Call 1)

Call timeline

Call opening and submission deadline 7-9 November 2018
Evaluation of applications November 2018
Adoption of the Selection Decision 6 December 2018
Preparation and signature of Grant Agreements As of 6 December 2018

 

WiFi4EU-2018-01 (Call 1)

Call for applications and background documents

WiFi4EU-2018-01 call text български čeština dansk Deutsch ελληνικά English español eesti keel suomi français Gaeilge  hrvatski magyar italiano latviešu valoda lietuvių kalba Malti Nederlands polski português română slovenčina slovenščina svenska
List of eligible entities Available here
Full list of voucher winners Download here
Full list of applications by time Download here
Full list of applications by country Download here
2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme Download here
2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme Download here

 



 

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

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