Creation date: November 23, 2018
The first WiFi4EU call for proposals was launched on 7 November at 13:00 (CET) and lasted until 9 November 17:00 (CET). The call has proved to be popular with over 13,000 applications on the WiFi4EU portal from all participating countries. As a result of this first round with the budget of €42 million, 2,800 municipalities will receive vouchers each worth €15,000. With this voucher, the municipality will be able to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot in a public space, including in town halls, public libraries, museums, public parks or squares.
Following the applications, INEA, the Commission's executive agency in charge of implementing the WiFi4EU programme, is now making the necessary checks of the admissibility and eligibility of the municipalities. The winners of this call will be announced in December. Three more WiFi4EU calls will be organised in the coming two years. For all four calls, the Commission makes available €120 million for up to 8,000 municipalities across the EU. The Commission is selecting municipalities on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
More details on the first call are available online.
WiFi4EU page on INEA website