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).

More information on the Digital Single Market website.

Five calls for applications will be organised until 2020.


How to apply?

Registration for municipalities or group of municipalities is now open on the WiFi4EU Portal for the first call that was launched on 15 May. Registered municipalities are now able to submit their applications until 15 June.

The selected municipalities will get a voucher of €15,000 to be used to install a functioning Wi-Fi hot spot within 1.5 years after being awarded the voucher.

Municipalities will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date and time of the submission of their application).  A minimum of 15 vouchers per country will be awarded under the first call, with no more than 8% of the call budget allocated per country.

More information about the call requirements is available in the call text below.

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Indicative Call Timeline
Registrations open Register here
Call opening - 15 May 2018, 13:00.00 CEST
Deadline for submission
15 June 2018, 17:00.00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


Work Programme  

 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme - amended version from 21 November 2017

Available here


Useful documents  

Call text

BG | CS |DA | DE | EN | EL | ES | ET | FI | FR | GA | HR | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SK | SL | SV

Model Grant Agreement

Coming soon
Proof of agreement of mayor/head of municipality BG | CS | DA | DE | EN | EL | ES | ET | FI | FR | GA | HR | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SK | SL | SV
Authorised person form BG | CS | DA | DE | EL | EN | ES| ET | FI | FR | GA | HR | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SK | SL | SV
Tracking snippet guideline Coming soon
Reference of the Offical Journal of the EU (C168)

Available here


FAQ on WiFi4EU