At the end of 2020, a political agreement was reached on the new EU programme Digital Europe. The aim of this programme is to invest in expanding the EU’s digital capabilities and to facilitate digital technologies during the 2021-2027 timeframe. To this end, Digital Europe will complement other EU programmes such as Horizon Europe and Connecting Europe Facility.
The Digital Europe programme aims to ensure that digital innovations benefit EU citizens and businesses. The programme also aims to improve Europe’s competitiveness within the global digital economy. These developments will ensure the digital sovereignty of the EU and consequently less digital dependence on parties outside the EU.
Digital Europe focuses on innovations within the following five focal points (with corresponding budget):
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