First Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) calls launched
31 January 2022
The European Commission has launched the first calls for proposals under the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) programme.
With a planned budget of €258 million, the calls aim to improve digital connectivity infrastructures across Europe’s digital transformation. The Commission will co-fund actions aiming to equip Europe’s main transport routes and providers of key services in local communities with 5G connectivity, as well as actions to deploy or upgrade backbone networks based on advanced technologies.
This follows the adoption of the first Work Programme for the CEF Digital in December 2021 that earmarked more than €1 billion in funding for the period 2021-2023.