The European Commission has adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme, outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive through grants and procurement a total of €1.98 billion in funding.
The main work programme 2021-2022 with budget €1.38 billion, will focus on investment in the areas of artificial intelligence (building of testing and experimentation facilities for AI-based solutions); cloud and data spaces; quantum communication infrastructure (EuroQCI) that will offer high resilience against cyber-attacks; advanced digital skills (set-up and delivery of master courses in key advanced digital technologies to boost digital skills in Europe) and the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society (set-up, operations and evolving and continuous maintenance of digital services supporting cross border interoperability of solutions in support of the public administrations (e.g. European Digital Identity)).
The work programme 2021-2022 in the area of cybersecurity, with a budget of €269 million will see investments in building up advanced cybersecurity equipment, tools and data infrastructures.
The work programme 2021-2023 for European Digital Innovation Hubs, with a budget of €329 million will support the digital transformation of private and public organisations all across Europe.
The first calls for the Digital Europe Programme will be published by the end of November. More information here
In the attachments you will find the published work programs for the Digital Europe programme.