Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


€1.04 billion is made available for the telecommunications sector under the CEF programme for 2014-2020. Part of the funding under the CEF is expected to be made in the form of grants allocated following competitive calls for proposals. INEA manages these calls for the deployment of a set of generic services linking national infrastructure to the core service platforms across the EU. The process of allocation of EU financial support in the form of grants is explained in the how to apply section.


Open calls

2018-1 call:

- eIdentification (eID) & eSignature

- Europeana

- Safer Internet


Forthcoming calls


CALL OPENING DATE (indicative)
2018-2 call 2 May 2018
2018-3 call 2 May 2018
2018-4 call 28 June 2018


CEF Telecom 2018 Work Programme


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Closed calls

2017-3 Call

2017-2 Call

2017-1 Call

2016-4 Call

2016-3 Call

2016-2 Call

2016-1 Call

2015-2 Call

2015-1 Call

2014 Calls for proposals


Independent experts needed

INEA is looking for independent experts to support the evaluation of proposals for CEF Telecom. Click on the box for more information.