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CEF 2 Digital – Interconnection of backbone networks for cloud federations – Works – 2021

The 2nd generation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF-2 programme) “Digital” strand (2021-2027) aims to support and catalyse investments in digital connectivity infrastructures of common interest.
65 million euro

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Beneficiary : All beneficiaries
Regions : European Union
Category : Call for proposals
Manager : European Commission
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Priorities and funded actions



Priority 1 – Providing the key data processing infrastructures to support the digital transformation and modernisation of the public sector in Europe

Priority 2 – Increased competitiveness and resilience of the EU computing industry in line with EU rules on data protection, security, portability and sustainability

Priority 3 – Technological autonomy in essential digital computing infrastructures to process EU data, in particular through European common dataspaces; the infrastructure will also be an essential enabler for the roll-out of emerging technologies, including AI, IoT, HPC

Priority 4 – Energy efficiency and sustainable large scale deployment of interconnected cloud-to-edge infrastructures across the EU territory

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The topic will support the investment costs (studies, works and equipment) related to the development and deployment of cross-border and national cloud infrastructure interconnections at both the physical (i.e. very high capacity networks) and functional levels (i.e. management systems, and software-defined infrastructures) for public administrations or public and private entities entrusted with the operation of SGIs or of SGEIs across the EU.

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