Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Together for a better internet - #SaferInternetDay 2021

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: February 9, 2021

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive changes online, to raise awareness of online safety issues, and participate in events and activities right across the globe.

Safer Internet Day aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The campaign aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.

By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the Safer Internet Day slogan of “Together for a better internet” encourages everyone to join the movement, to participate, and to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.

Safer Internet

The first Safer Internet Programme was launched in 1999 and since 2015 the support to the programme is provided under CEF Telecom. €49.9 million funding  has  been  earmarked  for  27  Member  States,  two  EEA  countries  and  one  third  country since then  (2014 - 2018 calls)

The Safer Internet DSI helps to make the internet a safe and trusted environment for children and young users, by providing guidance and awareness raising services and resources at EU level and via national Safer Internet Centres (SICs).

We invite you all to join Together for a better internet on on Tuesday, 9 February 2021!