WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi connectivity across Europe (27/01/2021)
What is WiFi4EU? Where can I find it? What are the benefits of free access to connectivity? Learn more about the initiative in the new WiFi4EU video!
WiFi4EU countries: Hungary (01/02/2021)
Hungary has been awarded 325 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how free connectivity is benefitting citizens of all ages and contributing to the digitisation of the tourism industry.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Mayor of Akranes, Iceland (10/02/2021)
The municipality of Akranes is an Icelandic gem nestled between two fjords. Thanks to WiFi4EU, residents and tourists can enjoy free access to connectivity when admiring the city's main attraction, including the famous Akranes Folk Museum.
WiFi4EU countries: Ireland (16/02/2021)
Ireland has been awarded 114 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how the national government and local authorities have partnered up with the European Commission to ensure connectivity for all.
Extension of installation period for all WiFi4EU beneficiaries (16/02/2021)
Given the confinement and social distancing measures still in place in several Member States, the European Commission has decided to grant an extension of the installation period to all WIFi4EU beneficiaries in order to allow every concerned municipality to complete their projects.
WiFi4EU countries: Germany (15/12/2020)
Germany has been awarded 856 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how the initiative has complemented the national digital strategy by expanding access to connectivity across the country.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Director of Service & Innovation of Reykjavík, Iceland (13/01/2021)
In Reykjavík, capital city of Iceland, WiFi4EU had emerged as perfect complement to the municipality's plan to put "digital first" and connect all residents. The new free Wi-Fi network will also benefit tourists, who will not have to face expensive roaming fees.
WiFi4EU countries: Greece (21/01/2021)
Greece has been awarded 312 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are leveraging WiFi4EU to boost connectivity in both touristic and remote areas in the country.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Mayor of Lapinjärvi, Finland (29/01/2021)
The Finnish municipality of Lapinjärvi has channeled the EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher towards improved services for children and the elderly in order to involve all age groups in the digital transformation.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Mayor of Skiathos, Greece (10/11/2020)
For the stunning Greek municipality of Skiathos, the EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher came as a great opportunity to improve connectivity and promote the cultural heritage and natural beauties of the area.
WiFi4EU countries: Finland (19/11/2020)
Finland has been awarded 53 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are capitalising on free public connectivity to improve well-being.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Offaly County Council, Ireland (23/11/2020)
In County Offaly, the European Commission, the Irish government and the County Council are coming together to install WiFi4EU hotspots and ensure access to connectivity for all citizens.
WiFi4EU countries: France (01/12/2020)
France has been awarded 762 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities capitalised on free connectivity to bridge the digital divide and connect rural and remote territories
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Local Council of Aiton, Romania (08/12/2020)
Thanks to the commitment to improve access to connectivity and the support of the population, the Romanian municipality of Aiton is among the first winners of the fourth WIFi4EU call to complete the installation of the network.
Year in review: WiFi4EU in 2020 (17/12/2020)
As we wrap up the year, we would like to share with you the WiFi4EU highlights of 2020.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Mayor of Rokiškis District, Lithuania (14/10/2020)
The municipality of Rokiškis is one of the 48 Lithuanian winners of the WiFi4EU initiative and is now proudly offering free access to connectivity to locals and visitors all year round.
WiFi4EU countries: Denmark (19/10/2020)
Denmark has been awarded 25 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how free connectivity has improved the tourist experience and the public administration-citizens relationship.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Mayor of Tinos, Greece (27/10/2020)
The Greek municipality of Tinos is the proud winner of a EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher, which allowed the Local Council to bring connectivity to both touristic and remote areas in the island.
WiFi4EU countries: Estonia (04/11/2020)
Estonia has been awarded 52 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how free connectivity is contributing to inclusiveness and equality.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Head of IT of Jūrmala, Latvia (01/09/2020)
Jūrmala is the proud winner of a EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher, which allowed the Latvian municipality to offer free connectivity and keep citizens connected during the pandemic.
WiFi4EU countries: Croatia (04/09/2020)
Croatia has been awarded 462 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are integrating digital technologies and improving the offer of e-services thanks to WiFi4EU.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Development Advisor of Gloppen, Norway (11/09/2020)
Located on the southern shores of the Nordfjorden, Gloppen is a Norwegian municipality, home to a motivated group of young people committed to improving connectivity in the area thanks to WiFi4EU.
WiFi4EU countries: Cyprus (21/09/2020)
Cyprus has been awarded 118 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are coming together to improve connectivity and reach the goals of the country’s new digital strategy.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with ICT Manager of Thermaikos, Greece (24/09/2020)
Proud winner of the second WiFi4EU Call, the Greek municipality of Thermaikos has leveraged the EUR 15,000 voucher to develop digital services and upgrade digital infrastructure in the area.
WiFi4EU countries: Czechia (24/09/2020)
Czechia has been awarded 355 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are leveraging the voucher to promote the cultural heritage through enhanced connectivity and e-services.
WiFi4EU countries: Austria (27/07/2020)
Austria has been awarded 383 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how the country is implementing free connectivity thanks to the initiative!
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Spokesperson of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (03/08/2020)
The municipality of Cluj-Napoca is among the 682 Romanian beneficiaries of WiFi4EU. The voucher was used to offer free connectivity to citizens and visitors and develop e-services able to improve the quality of life in the city.
WiFi4EU countries: Belgium (13/08/2020)
Belgium has been awarded 284 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are capitalising on the initiative to improve connectivity in rural areas and create opportunities for tourism.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Mayor of Strängnäs, Sweden (19/08/2020)
The Swedish municipality of Strängnäs is a proud winner of a EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher, which allowed the Local Council to offer free connectivity in low bandwidth areas.
WiFi4EU countries: Bulgaria (26/08/2020)
Bulgaria has been awarded 232 WiFi4EU vouchers. Learn more about how municipalities are making e-government services more accessible for citizens thanks to the WIFI4EU initiative!
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with Business Development Manager of Uddevalla, Sweden (09/07/2020)
Proud winner of the second WiFi4EU Call, the Swedish municipality of Uddevalla has leveraged the EUR 15,000 voucher to expand the existing public network and offer free connection to citizens and visitors across the territory.
Overview of the WiFi4EU winners (14/07/2020)
The WiFi4EU initiative has distributed more than 8900 vouchers across 30 participating countries. Take a look at the lists of winners of the four calls for applications!
WiFi4EU stories: interview with the Head of IT of Koper, Slovenia (22/07/2020)
The Slovenian municipality of Koper is a proud winner of a EUR 15,000 WiFi4EU voucher, which allowed the Local Council to expand the existing public network and offer more services to citizens and tourists.
The maps of WiFi4EU beneficiaries (23/07/2020)
From industrialised areas to rural regions, WiFi4EU has reached municipalities from the length and breadth of Europe. Take a look at the maps of WiFi4EU beneficiaries from all calls!
Join the WiFi4EU Community! (17/06/2020)
We are pleased to announce that the new and refreshed WiFi4EU Community is live! The updated multilingual and mobile-friendly interface will improve the experience for users across Europe.
The winners of the fourth WiFi4EU call announced (08/07/2020)
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has now published the list of winning municipalities for the fourth WiFi4EU call.
Extension of installation time for WiFi4EU beneficiaries (30/04/2020)
Given the protracted confinement and social distancing measures in several Member States, the European Commission has decided to grant an extension of the installation time to WIFi4EU beneficiaries in order to allow every concerned municipality to complete their projects.
WiFi4EU stories: an interview with the Digital Officer of Albufeira, Portugal (13/05/2020)
Albufeira is a vibrant municipality located in the district of Faro, part of the southernmost Portuguese region of Algarve. The WiFi4EU team spoke with João Pexirra, responsible for the implementation of the network in the municipality, to know more about Albufeira’s plans to upgrade citizens’ access to public free Wi-Fi connectivity and boost tourism in the area.
WiFi4EU New Call Date Announced (18/05/2020)
The fourth and final call of the WiFi4EU initiative will be open for applications from 3 June 2020 at 13:00 CEST to 4 June 2020 at 17:00 CEST. Feel free to spread the voice!
Urgent updates on WiFi4EU (16/03/2020)
Due to emergency measures in place in many municipalities, the Commission has decided to postpone the fourth and last Wifi4EU call.