Digital Europe Programme – official launch during the “Leading the Digital Decade”
1-2 June

The Digital Europe Programme, adopted during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PPUE21)1 Regulation 2021/694 involves 7,6 billion Euros to accelerate the digital transition in Europe.

This funding programme will be officially launched on 2nd June, during the “Leading the Digital Decade” event, co-organized by the European Commission and the PPUE21. The conference will he held virtually on 1 and 2 June 2021.

The starting point of the first day’s debate is the Communication “2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade”.

Two of the highlights of this event will be the presentation of the Lisbon Declaration, a contribution to the preparation of a proposal from the European Commission for a joint inter-institutional Declaration of Digital Principles, and the inauguration of the EllaLink submarine cable, which will be retransmitted from the cable’s site in Sines, south of Lisbon. This cable will offer high-capacity connectivity on a new route linking Europe and Latin America.

The second day will be dedicated to the launch of the Digital Europe Programme, the first financial instrument of the EU for European projects on digital.

A detailed programme is available here (or at Leading the Digital Decade 2021 website) and you can already register here.
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And for more informations about the Digital Europe Programme in PERIN (Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network) visit the website.

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