€9.2 billion investment in digital challenges announced by European Commission

European CommissionA new programme to invest €9.2 billion in meeting digital challenges has been announced by the European Commission. The Digital Europe programme proposes the investment as part of the EU’s long-term budget for 2021 to 2027. 

The Digital Europe programme aims to reinforce the existing digital areas where Europe is strong, including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and advanced digital skills. Under the programme, €700 million will be used to make sure that the workers have the chance to build advanced digital skills through a variety of methods, regardless of which EU Member State they live in. Specially targeted programmes, called Digital Innovation Hubs, to help SMEs and the public sector to equip their workers with necessary skills will also be implemented under the programme. 

More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.