Digital Europe Programme 2021-2027

This programme aims to support and accelerate the digital transformation of the European economy, industry and society, to bring its benefits to citizens, public administrations and businesses across the Union, and to improve the competitiveness of Europe in the global digital economy while contributing to bridging the digital divide across the Union and reinforcing the Union’s strategic autonomy, through holistic, cross-sectoral and cross-border support and a stronger Union contribution.
7.588 billion euro
Horizon Europe – 2021-2027 European Social Fund + EMFAF – European Maritime and Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund – 2021-2027 INVEST EU ERASMUS PLUS – 2021-2027 Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027

The Digital Europe Programme will provide strategic funding to answer communication, reasearch, security, environmental and health challenges. It aims to accelerate the economic recovery and shape the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy, bringing benefits to everyone, in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Priorities and funded actions

The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) is a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations.


Specific objectives


Deploy, coordinate at Union level and operate an integrated demand-oriented and application-driven world-class exascale supercomputing and data infrastructure that shall be easily accessible to public and private users.

Build up and strengthen core AI capacities and knowledge in the Union, including building up and strengthening quality data resources and corresponding exchange mechanisms, and libraries of algorithms, while guaranteeing a human-centric and inclusive approach that respects Union values.

Support the building-up and procurement of advanced cybersecurity equipment, tools and data infrastructures.

Support the development of advanced digital skills in areas covered by the Programme in order to contribute to increasing Europe’s talent pool, bridge the digital divide and foster greater professionalism, especially with regard to high performance and cloud computing, big data analytics, cybersecurity, distributed ledger technologies (e.g. blockchain), quantum technologies, robotics, AI, while taking gender balance into account. In order to tackle skills mismatches and to encourage specialisation in digital technologies and applications

Support the public sector and areas of public interest, such as health and care, education, judiciary, customs, transport, mobility, energy, environment, cultural and creative sectors, including relevant businesses established within the Union, to effectively deploy and access state-of-the-art digital technologies, such as HPC, AI and cybersecurity.


Mr J.F. Junger


Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology > Deputy Director-General in charge of Directorates B-D-F-G-I > Policy Strategy and Outreach > Digital (CNECT.D.HADEA.B.2)

European Commission

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