Connecting Europe Facility - Digital Telecommunications

The CEF aims to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It is divided into the three sectors: transport, energy and digital (telecommunications).

The CEF has an overall budget of €29.3 billion to invest, of which, €1 billion is available for digital telecommunications.

Financial assistance will not exceed 75% of eligible costs for actions in the field of generic services and horizontal actions including infrastructure mapping, twinning and technical assistance.

The core service platforms will typically be funded by procurement. In exceptional cases, they may be funded by a grant covering up to 100% of eligible costs, without prejudice to the co-financing principle.