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Proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Gudrun Stock DG INFSO/E-4 9th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation.

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1 Proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Gudrun Stock DG INFSO/E-4 9th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation 30 November 2011

2 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 2 Current Status of CEF Legislative proposals adopted by the Commission on 19 October 2011 Timeframe: , 2013: Budgetary and legislative negotiations in Council, Parliament –ordinary legislative procedure (formerly co-decision)

3 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 3 CEF Budget Envelopes Overall budget envelope: 50 billion EUR encompasses trans-European networks in the fields of –Transport billion EUR –Energy billion EUR –Telecommunications billion EUR builds on the existing trans-European Networks (TEN) policies

4 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 4 CEF in the field of telecommunications Budget overall: 9.2 billion EUR Scope: pan-European projects to give EU citizens and businesses access to digital infrastructures –high-speed broadband networks - 7 billion EUR –services that run on them = digital service infrastructures billion EUR include Europeana

5 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 5 Policy Priorities CEF priorities –Fast broadband (30 Mbps) in peripheral, rural regions –Ultra-fast broadband (100 Mbps) –Synergies with TEN-T, TEN-E, Cohesion and Structural Funds –Core platforms for Digital Services link in with targets of EU2020 and the Digital Agenda for Europe –30 Mbps available everywhere –100 Mbps used by 50% of households –both by 2020

6 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 6 Why invest in digital infrastructures ? Case for EU investment 1. Current level of investment is not sufficient to ensure growth (and EU2020 targets) 2. No agreement on investment between incumbents and competitors, high cost of capital and high perceived risks 4. Core layers of EU-wide digital services will not initially be financed by MS or private operators 5. Interoperability, standards and cross-border problems for digital services 3. No business case in rural and (in most) suburban areas Broadband networks Digital Services

7 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 7 Mutual Reinforcement -Support deployment through CEF 1. Broadband networks roll-out - Creating critical mass and potential markets for applications 2. Enhanced supply of broadband - Enhanced supply of digital services will foster new applications and all in turn need more bandwidth 4. Enhanced demand for broadband - Digital service infrastructures providing cross-border services in the public interest 3. Development of digital services

8 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 8 CEF Funding Instruments Two types Grants – traditional, partial re-imbursement of costs (mainly for deployment of digital service infrastructures) Financial Instruments (mainly for deployment of broadband) –Project bonds –Loan guarantees –Specialised infrastructure investment funds

9 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 9 Digital Service Infrastructures: How are they defined? Networked services, delivered electronically Provide trans-European interoperable services in the public interest Have enabling character for citizens, businesses and/or governments Contribute to realisation of digital single market by removing bottlenecks in trans-European service deployment

10 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 10 Digital Service Infrastructures: How many and for how long? CEF currently proposes 11 digital service infrastructures in 5 areas of application Commission empowered to modify description of, add new or remove digital service infrastructures If scope of existing ones no longerreflect[s] political priorities, technological developments or the situation in the relevant markets

11 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 11 Digital Service Infrastructures: Approach (1) Two-layer approach Core service platforms: –central elements or hubs ensuring trans- European connectivity, access and interoperability –(e.g. main beneficiary: Europeana Foundation) –Proposed funding rate: 100% (procurement, grants exception) Generic services

12 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 12 Digital Service Infrastructures: Approach (2) Two-layer approach Core service platforms Generic services: –Connected through core service platforms –Provide functionality and content of digital service infrastructures –(e.g. access to objects of European libraries, museums and archives for various uses; beneficiaries: cultural institutions, technology providers) –Proposed funding rate: 75% of direct eligible cost; no overheads)

13 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 13 Digital Service Infrastructures: Approach (3) EU support under CEF restricted to coordination and roll-out of digital service infrastructures Exploration and testing of innovative applications of commercial nature running on digital service infrastructures can be co-financed as part of research and innovation projects in Horizon 2020

14 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 14 Digital Service Infrastructures (1) Trans-European high-speed backbone connections for public administrations Cross-border delivery of eGovernment services –Interoperable electronic identification and authentication across Europe; as core platform for –Electronic procedures for setting up an running a business in another European country –Interoperable cross-border electronic procurement services –Interoperable cross-border eJustice services –Interoperable cross-border eHealth services –European Platform for the interconnection of European business registers

15 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 15 Digital Service Infrastructures (2) Enabling access to public sector information and multilingual services –Access to digital resources of European Heritage (Europeana) –Access to re-usable public sector information (Data.eu) –Multilingual access to online services) Safety and security –Safer internet service infrastructure –Critical information infrastructures Deployment of information and communication technology solutions for intelligent energy networks and for the provision of Smart Energy Services

16 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 16 Sustainable funding for Europeana CEF: Access to digital resources of European Heritage Europeana Sustainable model for financing the EU public digital library Europeana Response to KA 15 of DAE

17 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 17 Some formalities to end with … CEF is based on Art. 170 TFEU: to achieve single market, the Union shall contribute to the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the areas of transport, telecommuniations and energy infrastructures Art. 171 TFEU: … the Union shall establish a series of guidelines …; these guidelines shall identify projects of common interest Art. 172 TFEU: The guidelines and other measures … shall be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure …

18 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 18 And some more … CEF proposal consists of Regulation on Guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks [COM(2011) 657/3] –the WHY and WHAT –Broadband and digital service infrastructures = projects of common interest –Separate sets of guidelines for Energy and Transport Regulation establishing Connecting Europe Facility [COM(2011)665] –the HOW and HOW MUCH –Other measures –Joint with Energy and Transport

19 MSEG Meeting 30 November 2011, Luxembourg 19 Further Information Further info + underlying documents at: om/cf/item-detail- dae.cfm?item_id=7430&language=default & THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!


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