Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark & Romania sign EU quantum communication infrastructure declaration
On 27 February 2020, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark and Romania joined the EuroQCI initiative to work together with 20 other EU Member States towards the development of a quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) across Europe. The purpose of the QCI will be to boost European capabilities in quantum technologies, cybersecurity and industrial competitiveness.
The EuroQCI declaration was launched in June 2019. Its signatory countries will explore, together with the European Commission and with the support of the European Space Agency, the development and deployment within the next ten years of a European QCI.
The next steps for the signatory countries will be to complete their preliminary work and, by the end of this year, prepare an action plan towards building a QCI in Europe.