Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: Further €25 million EU funding available to improve access to online services across Europe

The European Commission has launched the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2019–2 call, making €25 million available to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Cybersecurity, eHealth, eProcurement, European e-Justice, European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs and the Public Open Data. In 2019, CEF Telecom aims to provide up to €88 million in total funding for 18 DSIs, in order to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

CEF Telecom Call 2019-2

The CEF Telecom 2019–2 call aims to support the following areas:


Cybersecurity - €10 million to increase the cybersecurity capabilities of actors that are fundamental for a State's cybersecurity, such as National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), Operators of Essential Services (OES), National Competent Authorities (NCAs) or Single Points of Contact (SPOCs);

eHealth - €5 million to improve cross-border healthcare access and services using ICT tools, specifically to make ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries widely available in the EU;

eProcurement – €1 million to simplify public procurement procedures and processes, as well as to facilitate the participation of both suppliers and buyers in them;

European e-Justice – €3 million to ensure that citizens and businesses can rapidly reap the practical benefits of e-Justice tools;

European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs - €1 million to support the equipment of  individuals and the labour force in Europe with adequate digital skills;

Public Open Data – €5 million to achieve better services for citizens and public administrations thanks to the re-use of public-sector information deploying innovative solutions.

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