Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over the CEF Telecom legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

€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.

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Closed calls

2020-2 CEF Telecom call

2020-1 CEF Telecom call

2019-2 Call for proposals

2019-1 Call for proposals

2018-5 Call for proposals

2018-4 Call for proposals

2018-3 Call for proposals

2018-2 Call for proposals

2018-1 Call for proposals

2017 Calls for proposals

2016 Calls for proposals

2015 Calls for proposals

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.