The first 2,800 winners of the WiFi4EU initiative have been announced

The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in local areas throughout Europe.

WiFi4EU provides areas with the opportunity to apply for vouchers to the value EUR 15,000. The vouchers are to be used to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces within the area that are not already equipped with a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

The first WiFi4EU call for proposals took place from 7-9 November 2018. More than 13,000 areas from all over Europe applied and, of these, 2,800 areas have won a WiFi4EU voucher.

Areas which did not win a voucher in the first round can apply to the next calls.

A second call will be launched at the beginning of 2019.

Details of all successful bids can be found at this LINK (each participating country is guaranteed at least 15 successful applications), while further information about WiFi4EU can be accessed HERE. (To find out whether your area is eligible to apply, click on the WiFi4EU portal and then go to the section headed “See the list of eligible entities in your country”.)

The UK winners were:

o Swindon
o Rhondda Cynon Taf – Rhondda Cynon Taf
o Midlothian
o Dundee City
o Perth and Kinross
o Fermanagh and Omagh
o Ryedale
o Isle of Wight
o Caerphilly – Caerffili
o Aberdeen City
o Blaenau Gwent – Blaenau Gwent
o West Dunbartonshire
o Darlington
o Knowsley
o Liverpool