Call: Preparatory actions for the Green Deal Data Space
|Type of Fund||Direct Management|
|Description of programme
The general objectives of the Digital Europe Programme shall be 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.
The Programme shall be implemented in close coordination with other Union programmes as applicable, and shall aim:
It will reinforce EU critical digital capacities by focusing on the key areas of artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, advanced computing, data infrastructure, governance and processing, the deployment of these technologies and their best use for critical sectors like energy, climate change and environment, manufacturing, agriculture and health. Thus, the Programme shall have five interrelated specific objectives:
The Digital Europe Programme is strategic in supporting the digital transformation of the EU industrial ecosystems targeting upskilling to provide a workforce for these advanced digital technologies. It supports industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and public administration in their digital transformation with a reinforced network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH). The Programme will accelerate the economic recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.
Specific Objective 1- High Performance Computing
The financial contribution from the Union under Specific Objective 1 – High Performance Computing shall pursue the following operational objectives:
Specific Objective 2 – Artificial Intelligence
The financial contribution from the Union under Specific Objective 2 – Artificial Intelligence shall pursue the following operational objectives:
Specific Objective 3 – Cybersecurity and Trust
The financial contribution from the Union under Specific Objective 3 – Cybersecurity and Trust shall pursue the following operational objectives:
Specific Objective 4 – Advanced Digital Skills
The financial contribution from the Union under Specific Objective 4 – Advanced Digital Skills shall 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, the financial contribution shall pursue the following operational objectives:
Specific Objective 5 – Deployment and Best Use of Digital Capacities and Interoperability
The financial contribution from the Union under Specific Objective 5 – Deployment and Best Use of Digital Capacities and Interoperability shall pursue the following operational objectives while bridging the digital divide:
|Link||Link to Programme|
Preparatory actions for the Green Deal Data Space
|Description of call |
"Preparatory actions for the Green Deal Data Space"
The European Green Deal Data space will develop as the data ecosystems of the strategies and actions plans for the European Green Deal. In particular:
The European Green Deal data space will interconnect currently fragmented and dispersed data from various data ecosystems, both for/from the private and public sector. It will offer an interoperable, trusted IT environment, for data management and processing, and a set of rules of legislative, administrative and contractual nature that determine the rights of access to and processing of the data.
The Green Deal Data space will support activities and integrate data assets from the Horizon Europe programme, the EU Space programme, in particular the Copernicus programme, the European Marine Observation and Data network (EMODnet).
The Green Deal data space will be set up in synergy with other actions supported by the Digital Europe Work Programme, in particular:
The action will establish a data governance mechanism, with a detailed roadmap on how the data space should progressively develop into a pan-European Green Deal data space, by connecting EU programmes, national, regional and local data ecosystems at EU level.
The roadmap should describe how to integrate the various activities contributing to the European Green Deal data space in line with existing policy priorities and existing initiatives, enabling all relevant actors to access and use the data needed for their purposes in compliance with the dataspace governance scheme.
For the development of dataspace governance scheme, the action will have to interact with the ‘GreenData4All’ initiative.
The action will have to work in partnership with the Data Spaces Support Centre in order to ensure alignment with the European Data Spaces Technical Framework and the rest of the ecosystem of data spaces. The joint work will target the definition of:
The action should also establish links to relevant initiatives under the Green Deal to ensure a user-driven development of the data space, in particular those (e.g. Horizon Europe activities such as the Green Deal Missions) that will provide significant opportunities to test, experiment and up-scale the input to and use of the data space with local partners.
Applicants are invited to describe in the proposal the concrete methodology they will put in place and the full range of activities contemplated for each of the objectives presented. The work plan should detail how the project objectives will be achieved and provide concrete milestones as well as relevant KPIs for each objective.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Green Technologies & Green Deal|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Eligible applicants||Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Other, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services, University, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union|
|Applicant details|| In order to
be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must: |
|Project Partner Details|| Proposals must be submitted by: |
|Project duration min||12 months|
|Project duration max||18 months|
|Further info|| Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| The
available call budget is EUR 2,000,000. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%. |
Funding rate: 100 % - Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
Project budget (maximum grant amount): EUR 2,000,000 per project
|Submission||Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal. Paper submissions are NOT possible.|