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News article18 December 2023Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Cyber Digital Europe Programme: EUR 84M to support cybersecurity deployment actions

Today the European Commission has published a series of new calls for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme.

DEP calls

Today the European Commission has published a series of new calls for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme. A dedicated budget of EUR 84 million is made available for deployment activities supporting novel application of AI and other enabling technologies for Security Operation Centres, the implementation of cybersecurity EU legislation such as the Cyber Resilience Act, and the European transition to post-quantum cryptography.

The projects funded by this call will be managed by the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC). The calls are open to businesses, SMEs public administrations, and other entities from EU Member States, EFTA/EEA countries, and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme. 

The areas of actions are as follows:

  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-ENABLINGTECH - Novel applications of AI and Other Enabling Technologies for Security Operation Centres (EUR 30 million)
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-STRENGTHENCRA - Strengthening cybersecurity capacities of European SMEs in line with CRA requirements and obligations (EUR 22 million)
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-SEC-CRATOOLS - Tools for compliance with CRA requirements and obligations (EUR 8 million)
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-PQCINDUSTRY - Deployment of Post Quantum Cryptography in systems in industrial sectors (EUR 22.25 million)
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-PQCSTANDARD - Standardisation and awareness of the European transition to post-quantum cryptography (EUR 1 million)
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06-PQCTRANS - Roadmap for the transition of European public administrations to a post-quantum cryptography era (EUR 750k)

Proposals can be submitted from 16 January 2024 until 26 March 2024 at 17:00 Brussels time.

The call for proposals 'DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-06’ under the Digital Europe Programme is now published on the Funding and Tenders portal.

For more information on the EU Cybersecurity Strategy, Work Programmes, please see here. To get more information on how to get funding, please see here.

Background

The Digital Europe Programme complements investments under other EU programmes, such as the Horizon EuropeEU4HealthInvestEU, the Connecting Europe Facility, as well as investments under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The Regulation establishing the Digital Europe Programme was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 11 May 2021, entered into force on the same day, and has applied retroactively since 1 January 2021.

Digital Europe Programme is implemented by multiannual work programmes and supports investments in the following sectors:

  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud, data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced digital skills

For More Information

Digital Europe Programme Work Programme

Digital Europe Programme FAQ

How to get Funding

Digital Europe Programme Factsheet

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