Breaking Banks Europe brings to you the very voice of the European Commission. This special #BBE episode discusses current initiatives to create an efficient digital infrastructure across the EU. Paolo Sironi and Matteo Rizzi are pleased to host Joan Rodrigues Frade – lead ITC architect of the 7 Billion EUR “Connecting Europe Facility” (CEF) – and Kelly Liljemo – organizer of the “Digital Initiative Challenge” (DIC) -.
To build a Digital Single Market, the CEF funds a set of generic and reusable digital infrastructure elements, known as Building Blocks, which offer basic capabilities that can be reused in any EU project to facilitate the delivery of digital public services across borders and sectors.
The DIC tasked EU’s SMEs and startups to come up with innovative ideas using these solutions, boosting their businesses and helping the EU Commission understand how to build solutions SMEs and startups can use.