EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme – a new programme part of the “Single Market, Innovation and Digital” chapter of the EU’s long-term budget proposal – and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges.

The Commission’s proposal focusses on five areas: 

  • Supercomputers €2.7 billion ; 
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) €2.5 billion ; 
  • Cybersecurity and trust €2 billion ; 
  • Digital skills €700 million ; 
  • Ensuring a wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society: €1.3 billion
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