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The Commission launched in October 2023 the third call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme (CEF Digital) with a deadline to apply by 20 February 2024.

The 5G and Edge Cloud for Smart Communities action The aim of the 5G and Edge Cloud for Smart Communities call is to support the early deployment of 5G-based systems that enable use cases for public services of general interest.


Info Day organised by the European Commission

Info Day - CEF Digital Call 3: 5G and Edge Cloud for Smart Communities
07 November 2023

This Info Day aimed to support and guide call applicants for their upcoming project submissions, as well as invited stakeholders to connect with potential partners through matchmaking.

Event material

Presentations, projects pitches and the recording are available at this link

Info Day organised by HaDEA and the European Commission

HaDEA CEF Digital Info Day – Call for proposals 3
26 October 2023

Speakers from the European Commission’s Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) and the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) presented in detail the call topics, the evaluation steps, and the grant award process. Interested stakeholders learned more on how to apply and how to draft successful proposals.

Recording

The recording is available at this link.

FAQ 5G and Edge Cloud for Smart Communities  

A dedicated FAQ is available on the Funding and Tenders Portal.

CEF Digital National Contact Points

Please contact your CEF Digital national contact point for further information on Call 3 and how to apply here


5G for Smart Communities Call 3 National Information Days

National Information days are currently being organised in the Member States (physical, hybrid, online) in local languages or/ and English. Please visit regularly the event page for more information.



Country
Language
When / Where (online/physical)
Materials (slides and recording video)
🇦🇹 Austria

CEF Digital 5G for Smart Communities Workshop for Austria

This info day, organised with the support of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria will take place in a virtual setting for Austrian stakeholders.

German Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Online event.
Presentation slides

Presentation slides by Robert Henkel, DG CNET

Presentation slides by Sammy Lauritsen, HaDEA

Recording

The recording is available at this link.



🇧🇬Bulgaria
BulgarianWednesday, November 29, 2023. Physical event.

Digital Workshop for Bulgaria

Agenda CEF Info Day Bulgaria

Presentation slides

Presentation slides by DG CNET

🇨🇿 Czech Republic

The conference was organised for representatives and representatives of local governments at the regional and municipal level, representatives of operators and professional associations, representatives of associations of municipalities and regions, management of EU BCOs, EU representatives, EU BCO staff, representatives of MIT, CTU and selected ministries.

Czech (Translation into English will be provided)Thursday, October 26, 2023. Hybrid event,
Olšanka 
Hotel in Prague 3
conference hall.   
Presentation slides

Presentation slides by Stavros Kalapothas, DG CNET



🇫🇷 France

Webinar presentation of the 3rd wave of calls for projects of the European Connecting Europe Facility (CEF/CEF) program

The French Directorate General for Enterprise organised a presentation webinar followed by a question/answer sequence in the presence of representatives of the European Commission and winners of the previous wave of the call for projects for sharing experience. A focus will be on the calls for projects “ 5G coverage along transport corridors ”, and “ 5G for smart communities .

FrenchMonday, November 27, 2023. Online event.Presentation slides

Presentation slides by Franco Accordino, DG CNET

Presentation slides by Xavier Derrey, HaDEA

Recording

The recording is available at this link.





🇩🇪 Germany

Info Day #1- 5G & Edge Cloud for Smart Communities CEF Digital Matchmaking

The federal government's gigabit office will offer a German-language webcast in which experts from the European Union explain the requirements, framework conditions and potential of "5G and Edge Computing for Smart Communities". Also invited are representatives of the German best practice example “5G for University Hospital Frankfurt”, which has already been successfully approved as part of the first funding call for “5G for Smart Communities”.

GermanTuesday, November 28, 2023. Online event.
🇩🇪 Germany

Info Day #2- 5G & Edge Cloud for Smart Communities CEF Digital Matchmaking

The federal government's gigabit office will offer a German-language webcast in which experts from the European Union explain the requirements, framework conditions and potential of "5G and Edge Computing for Smart Communities". Also invited are representatives of the German best practice example “5G for University Hospital Frankfurt”, which has already been successfully approved as part of the first funding call for “5G for Smart Communities”.

GermanThursday, December 7, 2023. Online event.



🇬🇷 Greece

GreekThursday, December 14, 2023. Online event.

Presentation slides

Presentation slides by Stavros Kalapothas, DG CNET

Recording

The recording is available at this link.

🇭🇺 Hungary

CEF Digital Workshop for Hungary

The Info day, organised with the support of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister and Digital Hungary Agency took place physically on KIFÜ premises and online for Hungarian stakeholders, local governments and governmental contributors.

Hungarian/EnglishThursday, November 16, 2023. Online event.Presentation slides
Presentation slides by DG CNECT and KIFÜ

🇮🇹 Italy

CEF Digital 5G for Smart Communities Workshop for Italy

This info day, organised with the support of the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy and Politecnico di Milano took place in a hybrid setting for Italian stakeholders.

ItalianThursday, November 9, 2023. Online event.Presentation slides

CEF Digital Information Session

CEF Digital 5G Corridors presentation

Recording

Recording available here.



🇱🇻 Latvia
LatvianTuesday, December 12, 2023. Online event.Recording

The recording is available at this link.



🇱🇹 Lithuania
LithuanianFriday, January 12 2024 
9:30 - 11:00 CET. Online event.
Recording

The recording is available at this link.

🇵🇱 Poland

CEF Digital Workshop for Poland

The Info day was organised with the support of the Telecommunication Investments Unit of the Telecommunications Department, The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

PolishThursday, November 23, 2023. Online event.Presentation slides

Presentation slides by DG CNET

Presentation slides by Maciej Kiersztyn, HaDEA

Recording

The recording is available at this link.



🇸🇰 Slovakia
SlovakWednesday, December 13, 2023. Online event.
🇸🇮 Slovenia
SlovenianThursday, November 30, 2023. Online event.Presentation slides

Presentation slides by DG CNET

Recording
The recording is available at this link.

🇸🇪 Sweden

The event is organized by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

EnglishThursday 19 October 2023. Online event.





Organised by
Participants
Belgium 165
France 80
Spain 61
Germany 58
Italy 58
Ireland 47
Finland 46
Greece 38
Portugal 31
Netherlands 26
Poland 21
Croatia 20
Hungary 18
Bulgaria 18
Latvia 16
Estonia 16
Luxembourg 15
Slovenia 13
Austria 13
Sweden 13
United Kingdom 13
Romania 13
Slovakia 10
Denmark 9
Czech Republic 8
Cyprus 7
Albania 7
Lithuania 7
Türkiye 5
United States 5
Israel 4
Montenegro 2
Ukraine 2
Moldova, Republic Of 2
Norway 1
Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands 1
Bolivia 1
Georgia 1
Nigeria 1
Total 872
Participants
Telecommunication / Technology company 352
Government 110
Other 96
Education / R&D / Academia 96
EU institution / agency 52
Municipality/Smart City 50
Broadband Competence Office 40
Funding advisory (Private Company) 37
Telecommunication / Technology - Association / Representative organisation 30
European Region 27
Association of European Municipalities 17
Economic Development Agency 13
EU project / network 12
Institution / Hospital 9
Association of National Municipalities 7
Education - Association / Representative organisation 6
Education Solution Provider 5
Rural development / agriculture - Association / Representative organisation 4
Mobility Solution Provider 4
Mobility Company 4
Public protection and disaster relief - Association / Representative organisation 3
Mobility - Association / Representative organisation 3
Health - Association / Representative organisation 3
Agriculture Solution Provider 1
Healthcare solution provider 1
Total 982