The Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs)

The European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum is supported by the effort of two Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs), namely Open Continuum and UNLOCK-CEI, which will cooperate focussing respectively on the supply and demand sides of the CEI Continuum. These will also benefit from the synergies and legacy of other existing EU projects in the domains of Cloud, Edge, IoT, AI, and connectivity.

Open Continuum

OpenContinuum supports the cloud-edge-IoT domain by focusing on the supply side of the computing continuum landscape.Its goal is to foster European strategic autonomy and interoperability through an open ecosystem for the computing continuum, with open source and open standards as two key enablers to be supported and leveraged throughout the community. 

In particular, the project has set the following main objectives:

  • Objective 1Promote the establishment of a European industrial Open Ecosystem based on Open Source and Open Standards
  • Objective 2: Map and analyse the supply-side landscape of the European emerging Computing Continuum
  • Objective 3: Engage the EU industrial and research actors to create a supply-side community that spans the whole Computing Continuum
  • Objective 4: Coordinate the relevant EU project portfolio towards an open European ecosystem for the cloud-edge-IoT continuum


The UNLOCK CEI project aims at unlocking the potential for accelerating the deployment of the Cloud-Edge-IoT (CEI) computing continuum. The project specifically focuses on the demand side drivers and challenges and the technology-driven innovations and business opportunities driving demand value chains.

In particular, the project has set the following main objectives:

  • Objective 1: Carry out a systematic assessment of the current state of the European CEI demand landscape, analysing the business opportunities brought by this paradigm change
  •  Objective 2: Define market scenarios for the development of the open European CEI ecosystem and a CEI Readiness Framework
  • Objective 3: Build and activate the CEI Industry Constituency, i.e., a group of industry stakeholders representing the most important or promising value chains in Europe for CEI potential demand, to aggregate demand needs and identify demand-pull drivers for CEI adoption
  • Objective 4: Develop a productive and effective interface between the demand constituency and the supply side to improve the market readiness and successful adoption of these technologies
  • Objective 5:  Create awareness of CEI in Europe and generate impact.