The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.
The CEF benefits people across all Member States, as it makes travel easier and more sustainable, it enhances Europe’s energy security while enabling wider use of renewables, and it facilitates cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens.
In addition to grants, the CEF offers financial support to projects through innovative financial instruments such as guarantees and project bonds. These instruments create significant leverage in their use of EU budget and act as a catalyst to attract further funding from the private sector and other public sector actors.
Since January 2014, INEA is your gateway to funding under the CEF. INEA implements most of the CEF programme budget, in total €27.4 billion out of €30.4 billion (€22.4 billion for Transport, €4.7 billion for Energy, and €0.3 billion for Telecom).
The CEF is divided into three sectors:
One of the key priorities of CEF is enabling and strengthening the synergies between the three sectors. Actions across sectors may enable costs or results to be optimised through the pooling of financial, technical or human resources, thus enhancing the effectiveness of EU funding.
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|Call||Call publication||Call deadline|
|2018-1 CEF Energy call||19 March 2018||26 April 2018|
CEF Telecom 2018-1 call: eIdentification & eSignature, Europeana and Safer Internet
|22 February 2018||15 May 2018|
|2017 CEF Transport SESAR Call||6 October 2017||12 April 2018|
|2017 CEF Transport Blending Call||8 February 2017||12 April 2018|
|Call||Call publication||Call deadline|
|2017-3 CEF Telecom call||28 June 2017||28 November 2017|
|2017 CEF Energy call||26 April 2017||12 October 2017|
|2017-2 CEF Telecom call (Cyber Security, eDelivery, eHealth, eProcurement)||6 May 2017||21 September 2017|
|2017-1 CEF Telecom call (Business Registers Interconnection System - BRIS, eIdentification & eSignature, Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information - EESSI and European e-Justice Portal)||17 February 2017||18 May 2017|
|2016 CEF Transport Calls||13 October 2016||7 February 2017|
|2016 CEF Telecom Call 3 (Automated Translation, Cyber Security, eInvoicing, Europeana)||20 September 2016||15 December 2016|
|2016 CEF Synergy: Transport and Energy||28 September 2016||13 December 2016|
|2016 CEF Energy Call 2||30 June 2016||8 November 2016|
|2016 CEF Telecom Call 4 (Safer Internet)||20 September 2016||18 October 2016|
|2016 CEF Telecom Call 2 (eDelivery, eIdentification & eSignature, European e-Justice Portal & Public Open Data)||12 May 2016||15 September 2016|
|2016 CEF Telecom call 1 (Business Registers Interconnection System - BRIS, Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information - EESSI, eProcurement)||3 March 2016||19 May 2016|
|2016 CEF Energy call 1||18 March 2016||28 April 2016|
|2015 CEF Telecom call 2 (eProcurement, eHealth, eID and eSignature, Online Dispute Resolution)||17 November 2015||15 March 2016|
|CEF Transport||5 November 2015||16 February 2016|
|2015 CEF Telecom call 1 (eInvoicing)||30 October 2015||11 February 2016|
|2015 CEF Telecom call 1 (eDelivery, Public Open Data, Safer Internet, Europeana)||30 October 2015||19 January 2016|
2015 CEF Energy - (second call)
|30 June 2015||
14 October 2015
CEF Telecom - Electronic Identification and authentication (2014 call)
|17 March 2015||2 June 2015|
2015 CEF Energy - (first call)
|4 March 2015||29 April 2015|
|CEF Transport||11 September 2014||
3 March 2015
|CEF Telecom (Europeana)||30 April 2014||23 September 2014|
|CEF Telecom (Safer Internet)||30 April 2014||27 August 2014|
|2014 CEF Energy||5 May 2014||19 August 2014|