The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in municipalities throughout Europe.
Funded by the predecessor programme of CEF Digital (i.e. CEF Telecom), as part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy, the initiative was open to municipalities from all EU Member States and participating EEA countries (Norway and Iceland).
WiFi4EU vouchers worth €15,000 each were distributed via four calls for applications in 2018-2020 to 8,802 municipalities with an overall budget of €132 million. Using the services of local WiFi installation companies, the selected municipalities are using the vouchers to install functioning Wi-Fi hotspots within 18 months after being awarded the voucher.
February 2021: 6-month extension of installation time for ALL beneficiaries of ALL WiFi4EU calls
In view of the persisting COVID-19 crisis affecting municipalities and regions across Europe, INEA, in agreement with the European Commission, has decided to further mitigate its impact on the deployment of WiFi4EU networks. In this enduring difficult situation, we would like to continue to support you in your WiFi4EU implementation.
Therefore, we have decided to extend the implementation period by six months for all beneficiaries of all WiFi4EU calls in order for you to finalise the deployment of your WiFi4EU network.
Do not hesitate to contact us via the Helpdesk in case your municipality needs more information, or wants to flag any issue with regards to the extension.
Call documents and other information
|Model Grant Agreement|
|Proof of Agreement form of the legal representative/mayor||Download here|
|Authorised person form||Download here|
|Privacy statement (September 2021 update)||Download here|
|WiFi4EU Access Points Signage Guidelines (11 November 2020 update)|
|WiFi4EU Visual Package - Access Points & Publications|
|Snippet installation guidelines (January 2020 update)|
|New! Installation Report - Implementation Guide (March 2021)|
|WiFi4EU step-by-step guidelines|
Find more information about the WiFi4EU initative on the Digital Strategy website.