The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the European Commission have launched the fourth Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for 2018, making €12.4 million available to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Interested applicants from all EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway may submit their proposals through the call open in the areas of eHealth, eProcurement, European e-Justice Portal and Online Dispute Resolution.
CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest that contribute to increasing the interoperability, connectivity and deployment of trans-European digital infrastructures across the EU, improving the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations, and thereby contributing to the development of a Digital Single Market.
To receive co-funding under the calls, actions must be ready for deployment, contribute to EU Digital Single Market policies and have a long-term sustainability strategy. The funding will be allocated to those eligible proposals which best meet the award criteria as specified in the 2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme and call texts in the areas relevant to this call.
This call is the fourth under the 2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme. Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals by the deadline indicated below for actions supporting the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures, each with an indicative maximum budget as described below:
2018-4 CEF Telecom call for proposals (deadline for submission 22 November 2018)
- eHealth – improve cross-border healthcare access and services using ICT tools - €5 million
- eProcurement – for services enabling EU companies to respond to public procurement procedures from contracting entities in any Member State - €3 million
- European e-Justice Portal – to ensure that citizens and businesses can rapidly reap the practical benefits of e-Justice tools - €4 million
- Online Dispute Resolution – solving disputes between consumers and traders arising from online cross-border and domestic purchases - €0.4 million
A Virtual Info Day on the call and application process will take place on 13 September 2018.