Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)
Digital Europe is a EU funding programme focused on building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, bringing them to businesses, citizens and public administrations.
The Programme aims to strengthen investments in supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring a wide use of digital capacity across the economy and society. Its overall goal is to boost Europe’s competitiveness and the green transition towards climate neutrality by 2050 as well as ensure technological sovereignty.
With a planned overall budget of €7.5 billion (in current prices), the programme will 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.
The 2021 calls of the Digital Europe Programme
On November 2021 the European Commission announced the first set of calls for proposals for the new edition of the Programme. In particular, three new calls were launched on the topic of Advanced Digital Skills:
- Specialised Masters and education programmes in key capacity areas: to support the design and delivery of specialised Master programmes and traineeships for the future experts in key areas, such as data and AI, cybersecurity, quantum and High Performance Computing (HPC)
- Advanced digital skills analysis: to support the rollout of initiatives for advanced digital skills development and design relevant and high-quality learning opportunities
- Preparatory actions for the data space for skills: to set up a strong European data space and facilitate safe access to and storage of large datasets, with an energy efficient cloud infrastructure.
Discover more about the actions of the Digital Europe Programme on advanced digital skills in our dedicated page.
Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the open call.
Financing conditions may vary depending on the open call.