Funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to EU businesses, citizens and public administrations.
The European Commission has begun to look at a greener Europe through the lens of the European Green Deal. At the same time, it is opening up discussions about the move to a more digital world: the digital transition.
The Digital Europe Programme will support projects in five key capacity areas: in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring a wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society, including through Digital Innovation Hubs. It aims to accelerate the economic recovery and shape the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy, bringing benefits to everyone, but in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises.
For the first two years, the Digital Europe programme will be implemented through four work programmes:
- DIGITAL Europe Work Programme 2021-2022
- For the European Digital Innovation Hubs: DIGITAL Europe EDIH Work Programme 2021-2023
- For Cybersecurity actions: DIGITAL Europe Cybersecurity Work Programme 2021-2022
- For High Performance Computing actions, the work programme will be prepared by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking
The Digital Europe Programme will complement funding available through other EU programmes, including the Horizon Europe programme for Research and Innovation, the Connecting Europe Facility for digital infrastructure (CEF), the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Structural funds. It is a part of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.