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HOW TO GET FUNDING UNDER THE DIGITAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

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HOW TO GET FUNDING UNDER THE DIGITAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

08.08.2023 |

The funding and tender opportunities web page gives you an overview of the calls for proposals (‘calls’) that are forthcoming or already open.  Each call has its own call document, related to a particular topic. It gives more precise information on some of the issues that the European Commission would like you to address in the proposal.

The funding and tender opportunities web page hosts the services for managing your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.

The application process

Submit your proposal

If you wish to respond to a call, you must submit a proposal before 17:00 Brussels time on the day of the indicated call deadline.  Please note that this deadline and specific time are strict and must be respected. The European Commission strongly advises to submit your proposal in good time and not to wait until the last moment.

All proposals need to be submitted online.

Find your partners

If you need help to identify a potential partner with particular competences, facilities or experience, use the partner search options.

Evaluation 

Once the deadline has passed, all proposals are evaluated against the criteria published in the Work Programme, resulting in a list of proposals in priority order. Independent experts specialized in the relevant fields may be involved in the evaluation. 

Grant agreement

When the evaluation is over, applicants are informed on the outcome.  

The European Commission will draw up a grant agreement with each of the successful participants within the limits of the allocated budget. The grant agreement describes the activities to be undertaken, in line with the objectives of the call, the project’s duration, budget, rates and costs, as well as the European Commission’s contribution, the rights and obligations and other specificities linked to the topic covering the specific grant agreement. 

The time frame for signing the grant agreements is up to 9 months from the closure of the call.

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital technology 

Digital skills

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

Bulgaria

Other

Financial intermediate 

BOOSTING DIGITAL SKILLS OF YOUNG PUPILS, IN PARTICULAR GIRLS

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BOOSTING DIGITAL SKILLS OF YOUNG PUPILS, IN PARTICULAR GIRLS

04.08.2023 |

This Digital Europe project aims to increase collaboration between primary, secondary and vocational schools and higher education and research, and to increase the number of students enrolled in digital learning in order to close the gender gap in digital skills.

The means to achieve these results will include running summer schools, organising specialised information and careers days, and conducting dissemination and outreach activities, including events such as EU Coding Week.

Objective:

Students in digital and ICT disciplines represent a minority, in 2021 they were 4.5% of total graduates. There is also a severe gender balance issue, with only 19% of ICT specialists and one in three science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) graduates being women.

Part of the commitments will be to fund summer schools for high school students in digital fields, career days for people interested in digital technologies, with a view to promoting more gender diversity and encouraging exchanges between higher education institutions and primary and secondary schools on digital topics. In addition, a special role should be given to the role of girls and women in the digital field, with a focus on debunking existing stereotypes and addressing the lack of confidence.

In order to fill the significant shortage of sector specialists using advanced digital technologies and ICT specialists, it is necessary to increase the pool of pupils who would be ultimately interested to study STEM and ICT, with a special focus on girls and women who are vastly underrepresented in the digital field. This action will have as a goal the inclusion of dedicated activities to encourage girls and women to take part in digital studies..

For example, the actions will finance summer schools for high-school students in digital areas, career days for people interested in digital, with a view to encourage more gender diversity and promote exchanges between higher education institutions and primary and secondary schools on digital topics.

Details

Website

www.digitalalliance.bg 

Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology 

Digital skills

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

Bulgaria

Other

Financial intermediate 

Benefitials 

Universities

Business

Schools

Summer schools

Requirements

EU FUNDS UP TO €15,000 FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS

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EU FUNDS UP TO €15,000 FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS

24.06.2023 |

European SMEs developing AI and/or blockchain technologies can apply with Digital and Green Transition projects. 

AIBC EUROCLUSTERS is offering funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support digitisation activities, service enablement and product development for their digital and green transition.

The call for proposals targets European SMEs in the manufacturing, mobility, logistics and energy sectors, with a focus on the development and deployment of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.

Activities include the planning phase of digital transformation through AI and blockchain. The topics are grouped according to the main challenges today and presented with a brief description of each challenge. 

Funding includes technology transfer, PoC, business model development and product or solution development. Approved applicants can receive up to €15,000, with a total budget of €150,000 for the first call, which can benefit at least 10 SMEs. The second call offers similar opportunities and covers a variety of events including summits, congresses, forums and exhibitions with a focus on ecology and sustainability. The deadline for the first call is 5 September 2023.

Eligible costs that financial assistance can cover include travel, accommodation, subsistence, as well as participation and booth fees specific to the event. To be eligible for funding, events must take place between November 2023 and October 2024 and be located outside the applicant’s region.

With this initiative, European SMEs have a valuable opportunity to connect with the global AI and blockchain community, opening doors for collaboration, innovation and exposure on an international stage. Interested SMEs are encouraged to seize this chance and submit their online applications before the respective deadlines for both procedures.

Link:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/AIBC_OpenCall_Services_ProductDev

Details

Target audience

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital technology 

Artificial intelligence

Blockchain

Form of the funding

Country suitable for the funding

Bulgaria

Other

Financial intermediate 

Benefitials 

SMEs

Startups

Requirements