Digital Europe

The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations.

Aims & Objectives

Digital Europe is the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.

The Programme is fine-tuned to fill the gap between the research of digital technologies and their deployment, and to bring the results of research to the market - for the benefit of Europe's citizens and businesses, and in particular SMEs. Investments under the Digital Europe programme supports the Union’s twin objectives of a green transition and digital transformation and strengthens the Union’s resilience and strategic autonomy.

What does it support?

The Digital Europe programme will provide funding for projects in five areas:

  • Supercomputing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced digital skills
  • Ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society.

Who can apply?

  • Academia and higher education institutions
  • Researchers and research centres
  • Public bodies (local, regional, or national)
  • Industry and private businesses, including SMEs
  • Non-governmental organisations and nonprofits

Why the EU funds Digital Transformation

Read more about EU policy on the topic of Digital Transformation.

Budget

€7.5 billion over 7 years.

Project Examples

Once project results are available, you can find them here.

National Contact Point in Ireland

The Digital Europe Programme is managed centrally in Brussels. Please reach out to the Access Europe team in case you have any questions about the programme.

Open Calls

Find open calls for Digital Europe.

Want to learn more?

Check out the Digital Europe work programmes.

Subscribe to the Shaping Europe's Digital Future newsletter.

Social Media

Follow the Commission's Digital EU account on Twitter.

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