The European Commission has launched new calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL). Digital Europe Programme is the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe. Worth €7.6 billion (in current prices), the Programme is a part of the next long-term EU budget, (the Multiannual Financial Framework), and it covers 2021 to 2027. It will provide funding for projects in five crucial areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society.
The call for proposal is titled: Supporting the network of National contact points (NCPs)- DIGITAL-2023-PROGRAM-SUPPORT-04-NETWORK-NCPs. This action will support the coordination between different National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Digital Europe Programme, the preparation and execution of actions that maximise awareness and the impact of the programme and the long-term dissemination and exploitation of results. The selected project will provide support for all specific objectives of Digital Europe Programme.
Proposals should facilitate trans-national co-operation amongst NCPs, encouraging cross-border activities, sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants and facilitate participation of new players in the programme. The selected proposals will provide adapted support for Digital Europe Programme communication (including info days), dissemination and exploitation activities, including, for instance, the preparation of material and organisation of events.
The action is expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
- Improved and professionalised NCP services across Europe, supporting access to Digital Europe Programme calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of proposals submitted;
- Robust NCP support services across Europe that are adapted to specific objectives of Digital Europe Programme, including;
more participation of new players in the programme;
matchmaking activities to connect potential participants from widening countries with emerging consortia in this thematic area using a variety of tools;
dissemination of information about security and ownership control rules in Digital Europe Programme for applicants.
The deadline for submission is the 26th September 2023. For more information, please visit the Commission’s website.
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