Call: WiFi4EU- Free Wi-Fi for Europeans
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
of programme |
"Connecting Europe Facility"
|The CEF shall enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the transeuropean networks policy in the sectors of transport, telecommunications and energy. In particular, the CEF shall support the implementation of those projects of common interest which aim at the development and construction of new infrastructures and services, or at the upgrading of existing infrastructures and services, in the three sectors.|
|Link||Link to Programme|
|Description of programme |
"CEF - Telecom"
In the telecommunications sector, the CEF shall support actions that pursue the objectives specified in a Regulation on guidelines for trans-European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure.
WiFi4EU- Free Wi-Fi for Europeans
of call |
"WiFi4EU- Free Wi-Fi for Europeans"
|The WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities
to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces, including libraries, museums, public parks, squares. |
Municipalities should sign up on the www.WiFi4EU.eu portal. On 19 September 2019, the third call will be launched and registered municipalities can apply for WiFi4EU vouchers. The vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the coming year, two more WiFi4EU calls will be launched.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Telecommunication, Infrastructure|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
|Eligible applicants||Public Services, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority|
|Applicant details||f.e. citites, communities, libraries|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| The budget of the WiFi4EU scheme is 120 Mio. € between 2017-2019. |
One voucher is worth 15 000 €.
The WiFi4EU voucher will cover the equipment and installation costs of Wi-Fi hotspots. Municipalities receiving a voucher should pay for the connectivity (internet subscription) and maintenance of the equipment to offer free and high-quality Wi-Fi connectivity for at least 3 years.
|Submission|| Online Application |