The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in Telecom is an EU programme to facilitate cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens, through the deployment of Digital Service Infrastructures. One of its aims is to support projects which contribute to the European ecosystem of the deployed interoperable and interconnected digital services.
Under this framework, Public Open Data is identified as one of the priorities, for which a budget of €3.5 million has been allocated in 2016 for projects around this topic. The grants covering 50 per cent of costs will help both European public administrations and businesses to make full use of Public Open Data or further develop digital services based on them.
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