July 23, 2020

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is nearing completion. The final challenge of the CEF Telecom working challenge was opened for submissions of proposals for cybersecurity, digital capabilities, and eHealth programmes on June 30.

The CEF Telecom programme aims to ease cross-border interaction between public administration bodies, companies, and citizens using digital infrastructure services.

The goal of the cybersecurity challenge is to strengthen cooperation in resolving cybersecurity incidents, cybersecurity certification, building common resources, and supporting the implementation of security measures among basic service operators. It will be possible to submit proposals through a web-based form from June 30 to November 5, 2020.

The procedure for submitting projects, the selection process, and the subsequent co-financing is described on the website.

Subsidies reaching up to 75% of recognized costs are planned for selected projects. The challenge has a total financial allocation of €10 million. Public administration bodies that can compete for financial support are defined for every goal in the cybersecurity challenge. You can find more information about the challenge  here.