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Cork City Council Joins the Digital Europe Programme

10 May 2024

Cork City Council has joined the Digital Europe Programme, a new funding stream which will be focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations.

The Digital Europe Programme will provide strategic funding and support projects in five key areas which include: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society. 

The first part of this process will see Cork City Council participate in the Support Services for EU Smart Cities and Communities initiative. As part of the project, 150 European Cities will complete three assessments which will be used to develop customised roadmaps for each city towards the implementation of a Local Digital Twin.

With a planned overall budget of €7.5 billion (in current prices), it aims to accelerate the economic recovery and shape the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy, bringing benefits to everyone, but in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Digital Europe Programme will not address these challenges in isolation, but rather complement the funding available through other EU programmes, such as the Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation and the Connecting Europe Facility for digital infrastructure, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Structural funds, to name a few. It is a part of the next long-term EU budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

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