Cloud for Europe represents a major European Cloud research project for the public sector. The project addresses the objectives of the European Cloud partnership and offers partners the opportunity to determine how to adopt a well-defined European cloud computing strategy for the public sector.
Cloud for Europe uses pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The new European instrument of PCP render offers appropriate methods to reach those goals.
The cloud for Europe consists three phases: PCP preparation, PCP tender implementation and in the third phase lessons learnt will be transferred into best practices and recommendations for future PCP activities.
The project started in June 2013 and runs until June 2017. It is co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).