Connecting Europe Facility Telecom: call for proposals

EU funding opportunities

The 2020-2 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals is now open. €36 million are available to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in eight areas.

CEF Telecom funding will support projects aimed at improving the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations and contributing to the development of a Digital Single Market deploying European digital infrastructures in EU.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States can submit their proposals in the following areas:

Main objective: to facilitate access to information on EU companies and to ensure that all EU business registers can communicate with each other electronically in a safe, secure, and rapid manner.

Budget available: €2 million

Main objective: to increase the cooperation and the capabilities of key actors for the EU Cybersecurity Strategy in a variety of domains, for example: coordinated response to cybersecurity incidents; cybersecurity certification under the Cybersecurity Act; capacity building, public-private sector and institutional cooperation under the NIS Directive.

Budget available: €10.5 million

Main objective: to facilitate the storage and preservation of digital information over the long term in a sustainable and interoperable manner.

Budget available:  €1 million

Main objective: to facilitate access to highly specialised knowledge and care for patients suffering from rare and complex diseases using information and communication technologies.

Budget available €5 million.

Main objective: for services enabling EU businesses across Europe to respond to public procurement procedures from contracting entities in any Member State using minimum harmonised public procurement rules.

Budget available €3 million

Main objective: to support the creation of national and multinational research hubs to detect, analyse, disclose harmful disinformation campaigns and assess their impact on society and democracy.

Budget available: €9 million

Main objective: to ensure that European citizens are equipped with adequate digital skills.

Budget available: €2.5 million


Main objective: to achieve better services for citizens, public administrations and companies, in particular SMEs, thanks to the re-use of public-sector information deploying innovative solutions.

Budget available: €3 million

Additional information on how to apply are available at the individual webpages.

Deadline for submission is 5 November 2020 at 17:00.00 Brussels time.

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