Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2016 CEF Synergy call

This calls is now closed.

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) aims to accelerate investments in field of trans-European networks in transport, energy and telecommunications. Enabling and strengthening the synergies between the three CEF sectors is among its key priorities. 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. CEF Synergy calls for proposal will support these synergies, in particular in areas such as smart energy grids, electric mobility, intelligent and sustainable transport systems, joint rights of way of infrastructure coupling.


2016 Synergy call for proposals in the transport and energy sectors

INEA launched the first call for proposal to support synergy actions between the transport and energy sector, with a total budget of €40 million.

Actions selected under this call will support the deployment of sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure by contributing to achieving the following specific objectives:

Transport sector

  • Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems, by supporting a transition to innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies and systems, while optimising safety.

Energy sector

  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders.
  • Supporting projects promoting the interconnection of networks in the Member states;
  • Removing internal constraints;
  • Decreasing energy isolation;
  • Increasing the interconnectivity in electricity and achieving price convergence between the energy markets.

For any specific questions concerning the call, please check the FAQ.


Info day on the 2016 CEF Synergy call

E-flyer on the CEF Synergy call


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Evaluation results  
Selection decision Available here
List of actions selected for funding Available here



Call Timeline
Call opening
28 September 2016
Deadline for submission
Closed on 13 December 2016
Evaluation of proposals
December 2016 - February 2017
Consultation of the CEF Committee
April 2017
Information to the European Parliament
April 2017
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
May 2017
Signature of individual grant agreements
As of May 2017



Work Programme  
 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme

Available here     

 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme - Annex Available here     
 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme Available here     
 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme - Annex Available here     
 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme Available here     
 2016 CEF Synergy Work Programme - Annex Available here     



Call for Proposals  
CEF Synergy call text Available here
Reference to the Official Journal of the EU C 355 Available here



Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
Application Form Part A
For reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory
Available here
Application Form Part B
Application Form Part C
Application Form Part D
Financial capacity check form
Available here




Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants
User guide GIS data Available here
Application checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Available here




Background Documents & useful info

CEF Transport Contact Points of the Member States Available here
CEF Energy Contact Points of the Member States Available here
CEF Regulation
TEN-T Regulation Available here
TEN-E Regulation
PCI list (November 2015) Available here
Technical information on the current list of PCIs Available here
Model Grant Agreement Available here
EU Financial Regulation
Rules of Application
Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF Coming soon
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