Delegation of the European Union to China

Digital Europe Programme gets green light from Council

Brussels, 16/03/2021 - 11:30, UNIQUE ID: 210317_1
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EU News 76/2021

The EU's new Digital Europe Programme will boost the digital transformation by providing funding for rolling out cutting-edge technology in crucial areas such as artificial intelligence, supercomputing and cybersecurity. With a sizeable budget of €7 588 million, the programme will run for the period 2021-2027, starting retroactively from 1 January. The Council adopted the programme today; adoption by the European Parliament is to follow.

The Digital Europe Programme will fund projects in five areas, each with its own indicative budget:

  • high-performance computing: €2 226 914 000
  • artificial intelligence: €2 061 956 000
  • cybersecurity and trust: €1 649 566 000
  • advanced digital skills: €577 347 000
  • deployment, best use of digital capacities, and interoperability: €1 072 217 000
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