Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Brussels, 4 July 2024

Today, the Commission launched calls for proposals worth over €210 million under the Digital Europe Programme aimed at strengthening cybersecurity and digital capabilities across the EU.

Regarding cybersecurity, €35 million will be allocated to projects protecting large industrial facilities and critical infrastructure. An additional €12.8 million will be invested to continue establishing, supporting, and expanding national and cross-border cybersecurity operation centers. €35 million will be dedicated to deploying advanced cybersecurity technologies and tools. An amount of €20 million will help Member States implement EU cybersecurity legislation and national cybersecurity strategies. The application deadline for all cybersecurity-related funding is January 21, 2025.

In terms of digital skills capabilities, €55 million will be invested in advanced digital skills, for the design and implementation of higher education programs in key digital technology areas. To help Member States achieve the Digital Decade goals, €25 million will be invested in activities to facilitate the deployment of various multinational projects through consortiums for European digital infrastructure. An additional €20 million will be allocated to further develop European local digital twins (digital versions of local communities). €8 million will be invested in European Digital Media Observatories to fund the work of independent regional hubs to analyze and combat disinformation in digital media. The application deadline for all digital skills-related funding is November 21, 2024.

You can find more information on the cybersecurity work program of the Digital Europe Programme here and on the main work program of the Digital Europe Programme here. Further details on the calls for proposals are available here. Additional calls will be published next year following the adoption of the 2025-2027 Digital Europe work program.

Source – EU Commission

 

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