Grant Funding for CEF eDelivery Now Available
European Commission, 2018
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Supported by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the call for proposals (CEF-TC-2018-2) provides grant funding of up to € 0.5 million to support the adoption of CEF eDelivery in your organisation. CEF funding covers up to 75% of the costs of implementation. The deadline for applications is 18 September 2018.
The secure transfer of data is a fundamental aspect of the digital economy. Any EU policy domain (justice, procurement, consumer protection, etc.) requires secure, reliable, cross-border and cross-sector exchange of documents and data (weather structured, non-structured and/or binary).
CEF eDelivery is a network of nodes for digital communications. CEF eDelivery is based on a distributed model called the “4-corner model”. In this model, the back-end systems of the users don’t exchange data directly with each other but do this through Access Points. These Access Points are conformant to the same technical specifications and therefore capable of communicating with each other.
In addition, CEF eDelivery is aligned with provisions set by eIDAS Regulation concerning Electronic Registered Delivery Services (ERDS). The eIDAS Regulation provides a predictable regulatory environment to enable secure and seamless electronic interactions between businesses, citizens and public authorities across borders
Below you will find some key information needed to submit a grant proposal. However, you will need to read thoroughly the Call Text and supporting documentation, which outlines the objectives of the grant funding and how to apply, before submission. The Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) provides the call text and supporting information on grants. INEA is responsible for organising CEF calls for proposals.
To promote the uptake and speed up the use of the eDelivery technical specifications amongst both public and private entities established in the EU and participating EEA countries, actions with the following objectives will be financed:
- Deploying access points and, possibly, operating those access points for one year;
- Deploying Service Metadata Publishers and, possibly, operating those Service Metadata Publishers for one year;
- Upgrading data exchange solutions (such as Commercial Off-the-Shelf -COTS, Open-Source Software –OSS, and other) to support, and duly comply with, the CEF eDelivery standards;
CEF grant funding also supports the integration of CEF eDelivery in a number of other Building Blocks and Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). Consult the 2018 Work Programme for details.
Interested in applying? Be sure to check you fulfil the necessary submission criteria (as defined in the 2018 Work Programme and Article 9 of the CEF Regulation):
- The proposal must include the agreement of the concerned Member State(s);
- The composition of the proposing consortium complies with the requirements set out in the 2018 Work Programme and call text;
- The proposal is submitted by legal persons as referred to in section 4.3.1 of the 2018 Work Programme
The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria: ‘Relevance’, ‘Quality and efficiency of the implementation’ and ‘Impact’.
The timetable for this call for proposals is as follows:
Date of publication of call for proposals
3 May 2018
Deadline for the submission of proposals
18 September 2018 (17:00.00 Brussels time)
Evaluation of proposals
October-December 2018 (indicative)
Consultation of the CEF Committee
January 2019 (indicative)
Adoption of the Selection Decision
January 2019 (indicative)
Preparation and signature of grant agreements
between January and June 2019 (indicative)
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