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2019 CEF Energy call for proposals

The 2019 CEF Energy Work Programme will contribute to the further development and implementation of projects of common interest (PCIs) in the energy sector, namely in electricity (including smart grids), gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks.

The grants under CEF Energy will help to achieve the broader energy policy objectives of:

  • increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders;
  • enhancing the Union security of energy supply, and
  • contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks and carbon dioxide networks.

All the information about 2019 CEF Energy general objectives and actions planned for 2019 can be found in the Work Programme and its annex adopted on 20 March 2019.

The 2019 CEF Energy call for proposals makes €750 million available to finance projects of common interest geared at the following objectives:

  • Ending energy isolation
  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the integration on the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders
  • Enhancing the Union's security of supply
  • Integrating energy from renewable sources and developing smart energy networks
  • Eliminating energy bottlenecks
  • Completion of the internal energy market
  • Contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks and cross-border carbon dioxide networks

The 2019 call was published on 20 March and a virtual information day took place on 10 April 2019.

Any questions? Check the FAQ page. If you do not find an answer on this page, please contact the call helpdesk: INEA-CEF-Energy-calls@ec.europa.eu before 30 May 2019 (last update of the FAQ page: 6 June 2019).

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* for reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory

** optional use, for works proposals only

Indicative Timeline
Call Opening 20 March 2019
Deadline for submission 13 June 2019 (17:00 Brussels time)
Evaluation of proposals June - August 2019 (indicative)
Consultation of the CEF Committee/Information to the European Parliament September 2019 (indicative)
Adoption of the Selection Decision October 2019
Signature of individual grant agreements as of January 2020
Work Programme
2019 CEF Energy Work Programme
2019 CEF Energy Work Programme - Annex
Call for Proposals
2019 CEF Energy Call for Proposals Available here
Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission Apply here
Application Form Part A *
Part B
Part C
Part D
Financial Spreadsheet Available here**
Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants Available here
User guide GIS data Available here
Application checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Available here
Member States Contact Points Available here (see "Related Documents")
Background Documents & useful info
CEF Regulation Available here
TEN-E Regulation Available here
PCI list (November 2017) Available here
Model Grant Agreement Available here
EU Financial Regulation Available here
Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF – EN
Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF - Annex – EN
Privacy statement Available here