New funding calls under the Digital Europe Programme to boost cyber resilience

The Commission has launched an invitation to companies, public administrations and other organisations to submit proposals for innovative cybersecurity solutions and to apply for EU funding under the Digital Europe Programme. An investment of €176.5 million worth of grants will go towards improving the tools and infrastructures for enhanced cybersecurity cooperation between the Member States and the Commission.

The calls aim to strengthen the cybersecurity of 5G networks infrastructure by supporting secure services and by improving the testing and certification capabilities of tech solutions and services. The respective grants will also support the implementation of the new rules on cybersecurity of network and information systems (NIS2 Directive) into national legislation, as well as the capacity of Security Operations Centres across the EU to collect and share information on cyber incidents. The aim is to help boost the EU’s cybersecurity resilience and capacity to protect, detect, defend, and deter cyber-attacks.

The calls are open until 15 February 2023 to entities from the EU Member States, EFTA/EEA countries.

More information on the Digital Europe Programme calls for proposals is available here.