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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
Backbone networks for pan-European cloud federations
Backbone networks for pan-European cloud federations
CEF co-funding rate
Works & Studies
Type of project
€100 m
Budget 2021-2027
Awarded projects

CEF Digital promotes the deployment of cross-border and national cloud, edge and HPC infrastructure interconnections to enable distributed, secure, energy-efficient and high-speed cloud services for EU citizens and businesses.

Projects funded under the Cloud Call aim to:

  • Cope with the latest digital and sustainability challenges, in particular:
    • Enable the industrial and low power processing of large amounts of data;
    • Foster a swift and sustainable uptake of emerging technologies;
    • Support the operationalisation of data spaces and specific use cases for socio economic drivers.
  • Respond dynamically to the needs of beneficiaries by providing data processing and storage capacities across the EU.
  • Allow effective access to resources through a high-performance Domain Name Server (DNS) resolution, infrastructure, supporting use cases, conforming to the latest security and privacy standards.

The first-wave projects will focus on the development of cross-border and national cloud infrastructure interconnections at both the physical (i.e. very high capacity networks) and functional levels (i.e. management systems, software-defined infrastructures and DNS resolution) which will ensure distributed, secure, energy-efficient and high-speed connectivity.

How to participate

There is currently no call open for this topic. Note that elements of Edge Cloud are eligible under the topic 5G and Edge Cloud for Smart Communities topic.

Open calls are published on the Funding & Tenders Portal and more details are available in the Call text.

Awarded projects

Browse EU-funded projects on the Funding & Tenders portal and get inspired.