Cloud for Europe (C4E)
June 01, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2017
Cloud for Europe (C4E) addresses the goals of the European Cloud Partnership program. The main objectives of C4E are to build trust in European Cloud Computing, to remove the obstacles for Cloud adoption and to harmonize the requirements from different public organizations beyond national borders. The program is co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).
Cloud for Europe uses pre-commercial procurement (PCP) as an instrument for public sector innovation to identify innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs. The program aims to give recommendations for future PCP activities and define suitable contractual terms and conditions. Guidance and training materials will be produced for industry as potential tenderers as well as for public authorities who would like to apply a PCP scheme to procure cloud services.