The Digital Europe program is the first EU programme aimed at accelerating the recovery and launching the digital transformation of Europe.

Worth 7.6 billion euros (at current prices), the Program is part of the EU’s long-term budget and covers the period from 2021 to 2027. Serbia became a full member of the programme.

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The EU programme “Digital Europe” aims to advance digital transformation in the European Union. The programme is designed to support the development of digital technologies, infrastructure and skills to ensure competitiveness and innovation in the digital economy. “Digital Europe” is focused on several key areas:

  • Digital infrastructure: encourages investment in the development of high-speed broadband and 5G technology to enable widespread Internet access and speed up data transmission. This will enable citizens and businesses in the EU to take full advantage of the digital age;
  • Digital technology and innovation: supports research and development of new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” analytics. Such support encourages innovation and competitiveness of European companies;
  • Digital skills and education: Digital skills and education are being improved to enable EU citizens to adapt to digital changes in society and the working environment. This includes programs to train teachers, educate young people in digital technologies and support the workforce to acquire digital skills;
  • Digital security and data protection: Digital Europe pays attention to strengthening digital security in the EU. This includes measures to protect data privacy of citizens and businesses, as well as the fight against cybercrime and hacker attacks.

The programme is designed to bridge the gap between research on digital technologies and their application and to bring research results to the market – for the benefit of European citizens and businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. Investments under the Digital Europe program support the Union’s objectives in two areas, green transition and digital transformation, and strengthen the Union’s resilience and strategic autonomy.