On 30 April the CONNECT University’s events titled ”CONNECT University: Strengthening the EU’s backbone connectivity” will focus on international connectivity and submarine cables. The session is the last of three events dedicated to Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital. CEF Digital is a €2b funding programme which aims to support and catalyse public and private investments in digital connectivity infrastructures between 2021 and 2027.

Event’s Agenda

  • Introduction on CEF Digital: Franco Accordino (DG CONNECT)

  • The importance of backbones: Georgios Tselentis (DG CONNECT)

  • Connecting technology with people: Thomas Kuepper (DG CONNECT) and Georgios Tselentis (DG CONNECT)

  • Call 1 and 2: Karina Marcus (HaDEA)

  • Call 3: Thomas Kuepper (DG CONNECT) and Georgios Tselentis (DG CONNECT)

  • Other programmes funding connectivity: Andrea Leone (DG INTPA) and Peter Koren (DG INTPA)

  • Q&A session

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Source: European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform


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Digital technology / specialisation

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things

Digital skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills in education.
  • Digital skills for all

Target language

  • English


Event setting

  • Virtual Live