The EU Commission has announced that Turkey will be included in the Digital Europe Programme, which focuses on building strategic digital capacities across Europe and expanding the use of digital technologies.
In the statement, it was stated that the EU Commission signed an association agreement with Turkey regarding participation in the program, and that the agreement will enter into force once the relevant approval processes are completed.
Pointing out that businesses, public institutions and other eligible organizations in Turkey will be able to access the calls for the Digital Europe Program with a total budget of 7.5 billion euros in the 2021-2027 period, the statement said that digital technologies in certain areas such as artificial intelligence and advanced digital skills, especially from Turkey, will be implemented across the EU. It was stated that they could take part in projects aimed at the dissemination of the product, and they could also establish Digital Innovation Centers in Turkey.
In the statement, it was noted that with the partnership agreement, the ties of the EU and Turkey in the field of digital technologies will be further strengthened.
Within the scope of the Digital Europe Program, the establishment of critical digital infrastructures in the fields of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data and cyber security and the development of strategically important innovative digital technologies are primarily supported.