The eTEN European Community Programme finished at the end of 2006 as the funding cycles of the programme were completed. eTEN was a programme providing funds to help make e-services available throughout the European Union.
The European Community eTEN Programme (formerly TEN-Telecom) worked by giving financial assistance to consortia consisting of public and private organisations, enabling them to make e-services available across the European Union. It focused particularly on the critical validation and launch phases of a service, when assumptions about the operating costs and the potential revenues, savings and public benefits are put to the test.
The main focuses of eTEN were applications and generic services in the areas of eGovernment, eHealth, eInclusion, eLearning and Trust and Confidence.