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The European Commission proposes an investment of €120 million to promote access to wireless connectivity in public places. Free Wi-Fi would then be available in parks, squares, libraries, public buildings to benefit citizens and institutions with a public mission.

The European Union is bringing free Wi-Fi to public parks, squares, libraries, town halls...

More than 8,000 WiFi4EU vouchers

Each voucher is worth €15,000


one voucher per municipality = €15,000

Who will benefit?

Everyone: WiFi4EU will give free internet access to local residents and visitors throughout the entire EU in the main centres of community life (parks, squares, libraries, public buildings, etc.).


Who can apply?

Municipalities or groups of municipalities:

Who would like to offer digital public services such as eGovernment, eHealth, eTourism, etc.

Who seek funding for equipment and installation and can provide free connection to their community for at least 3 years.

How to apply?

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uploading/updating supporting documents

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will be dealt with on first come, first served basis with geographical balance

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winners announced

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of agreements with municipalities

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of Wi-Fi equipment

How will it work?

Municipalities need to ensure that the internet access is guaranteed for at least 3 years.

Installations should not duplicate existing free private or public Wi-Fi access.

Municipalities are free to select the Wi-Fi installation company of their choice.

WiFi4EU-funded networks must be free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial re-use of data.

Municipalities must display the WiFi4EU visual identity in the designated public spaces:

logo wifi4eu


First Call – November 2018
€42 million
2,800 vouchers awarded
13,200 applications
3,500 applications in the first 5 seconds


Second Call – April 2019
€51 million
3,400 vouchers awarded
Close to 10,000 applications
97.5% of available vouchers were claimed
in the first 60 seconds



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