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News article1 August 2023European Health and Digital Executive Agency

1 August - World Wide Web Day 2023: Discover how HaDEA is funding connectivity in Europe!


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World Wide Web Day 2023 is celebrated on 1 August to highlight the impact the Web has had on our society. The Web was created in 1989 to share information between educational facilities and universities across the world. 

Did you know?

  • 96% of young people in the EU used the internet daily (Eurostat, 2023).
  • 74% of internet users in the EU used the internet to watch TV or videos (Eurostat, 2023).
  • 78 % of EU enterprises gave the employees remote access to their e-mail system during 2022 (Eurostat, 2023).

HaDEA has been and is funding connectivity in Europe. Discover some examples from the three digital programmes:

Connecting Europe Facility

It supports and catalyses investments in digital connectivity infrastructures of common European interest. For example:

  • Managing projects for secure, fast and high-capacity networks, backbone infrastructures, and submarine cables.
  • Installing free and safe WiFi4EU hotspots all over Europe.

Digital Europe Programme

It aims to build the EU's strategic digital capacities and to facilitate the wide deployment of digital technologies. For example:

  • Supporting the work of Safer Internet Centres
  • Supporting (multi)national hubs for analysis of digital media ecosystems (EDMO).

Horizon Europe Digital

It focuses on the development and mastery of digital and key enabling technologies of the future.

  • Managing projects working on 5G connectivity, internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing


Publication date
1 August 2023
European Health and Digital Executive Agency
Programme Sector
Horizon Europe Cluster 4: DigitalWiFi4EU InitiativeConnecting Europe Facility 2Digital Europe Programme