Info Day on the second CEF Digital call for the 5G for Smart Communities

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Gabriela Ruseva
Project Coordinator

Tomorrow, 15 February 2023, the European Commission (DG Connect) and the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) organise an Info Day on the second CEF Digital call for the 5G for Smart Communities action (deadline extended until 21 March).

This second Info Day aims to support and guide call applicants for their upcoming projects submissions as well as invite new potential stakeholders to submit project proposals with the new extended call 2 deadline of 21 March.

The session will be introduced by Franco Accordino (Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks - Unit B5)  and Eric Gaudillat (Head of Sector, DG Connect Unit B5) who will give an overview of the expectations from 5G for Smart Communities Call 2.

The Info Day will give the opportunity to participants to get an overview of the successful project applications from Call 1, as well as useful tips for the submission for Call 2 from HaDEA.

During the Info Day, the 5G for Smart Communities Support Platform (5GSC) will be presented. The 5GSC is an EU project dedicated to supporting stakeholders of the European Commission’s funding programme, ‘Connecting Europe Facility – Digital’, under the calls for project proposals for ‘5G for Smart Communities’. 

A Q&A session will follow, together with an interactive voting session to gather feedback.


Info Day - 5G for Smart Communities CEF Digital Matchmaking



Welcome and introduction to the session

Jan Dröge, Team Lead, 5G for Smart Communities Support Platform (5GSC SP)



Franco Accordino, Head of Unit, DG CNECT B.5, European Commission


Expectations from 5G for Smart Communities Call 2

Eric Gaudillat, Head of Sector, DG CNECT B.5, European Commission


Call 1 success stories

Chrysoula Lentzou, Caroline BijnensProject Adviser, European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

Useful tips to  applicants for Call 2 

Chrysoula Lentzou, Project Adviser, European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)


Presentation of the 5GSC SP

Frederic Pujol, Project Manager, 5GSC Support Platform



Moderation: 5GSC Support Platform & DG CNECT



5GSC Support Facility & DG CNECT


The session is open to:  

  • Telecommunication and technology companies
  • Socio-economic drivers proposing 5G use cases (particularly in the areas of health, education, mobility, security, rural development, agriculture and government
  • European associations and networks relating to the above use case areas as well as to 5G telecommunications and technology
  • Municipalities 
  • Academia and research institutions
  • European Broadband Competence Offices 


Please register by email.

Please note that this event will be recorded and streamed for information sharing purposes of the European Commission.

The European Commission encourages attendance by local authorities who could be interested to the future CEF Digital calls, as well as any other relevant stakeholders.


15 February, 10:00 - 12:30 CET

More information about the event on the event's page.


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