Creation date: April 26, 2018
The evaluation of the third 2017 CEF Telecom call for proposals (CEF-TC-2017-3) has concluded and 30 projects in the areas of eInvoicing, eTranslation, Europeana and Public Open Data have been selected to receive co-funding by the European Union. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the telecommunications sector. The successful projects include participation of entities from 26 EU Member States plus Norway (EEA country).
CEF Telecom funding is dedicated to Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) delivering networked cross-border services for citizens, businesses and public administrations. Supported projects will contribute to improving the competitiveness of the European economy, promoting the interconnection and interoperability of national, regional and local networks and access to these networks, thus supporting the development of a Digital Single Market. CEF Telecom has an overall budget of €1.04 billion (2014-2020).
The outcome of the third 2017 CEF Telecom call can be found below:
- eInvoicing: over €8.5 million will be granted to 10 proposals with applicants from 13 EU Member States plus Norway, to support the use of eInvoicing complying with the European standard amongst both public and private entities;
- eTranslation: the 5 selected proposals will receive over €4.7 million in funding and include applicants from 14 EU Member States to improve the quality and coverage of eTranslation, thereby facilitating cross-border information exchange;
- Europeana: 8 proposals will be granted €3.8 million with applicants from 18 EU Member States to enhance accessibility of digital resources of European heritage;
- Public Open Data: 7 proposals have been selected aiming at helping Member States achieve a new generation of cross-border and intelligent services for citizens and enterprises, as well as supporting decision-making for public authorities, through the use of High Performance Computers. Applicants are from 9 EU Member States and the total funding granted is €8.4 million.
The list of projects selected for funding and rejected proposals is available here.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) manages the calls for proposals and follows up the technical and financial implementation of the projects with the beneficiaries, providing technical expertise and high quality programme implementation. INEA will now begin the preparation of the individual grant agreements with the successful beneficiaries.
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