2016 CEF Telecom call - Safer Internet (CEF-TC-2016-4) CEF-TC-2016-4-SaferInternet Closed!


The  ultimate  user  beneficiary  is  the  citizen,  primarily  children,  who  because  of  increased awareness and empowerment strategies will be given the possibility to improve their digital skills and  be  active  and  create  in  a  safer  digital  environment,  as  well  as  to  get  better  choice  of  quality content  and  active  experiences  specifically  designed  for  them,  supported  by  greater protection. Parents,   care-takers,   teachers   and   professionals   working   with   children   at   risk   are   key intermediaries  who  will  be  able  to  have  a  higher  level  of  understanding  and trust  in  the  way  in which  content  and  services  are  accessed  and  used  by  children.  Industry  stands  to  benefit  from increased  market  opportunities  for  content  and  for  impact  of awareness  campaigns,  and  from cross-border provision of associated services (helplines, hotlines) and child-rated content.


The  specific  objective  is  to  set  up  and  to  support  generic  services  provided  by  Safer  Internet Centres  (SICs)  in Member  States  where  no  Safer  Internet  Centre  was  selected  for  support  under  the previous Safer  Internet call (CEF-TC-2015-1), building on their  interoperability  with  the  EU  core  platform  and  its  services.  The  SICs  will  maintain  and expand national platforms to run a range of safer internet services providing:

  • An  awareness  centre  for  empowering  children,  parents  and  teachers  to  make  the  best  use of  the internet,  building  on  enhanced  digital  resource  centres  (repositories),  from  which specific awareness toolkits and services will be adapted and deployed, in cooperation with third parties (schools, industry).
  • Online  helpline  services  for  reporting  and  dealing  with  harmful contact  (e.g.  grooming, online abuse), conduct (e.g. cyberbullying, hate speech, sexting) and content online
  • A hotline for receiving and managing reports and data on online illegal child sexual abuse material

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 October 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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