Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2016 CEF Telecom Call - eInvoicing (CEF-TC-2016-3)

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.

This call is now closed.


The 2016 CEF Telecom eInvoicing call makes an indicative €7 million of funding available for proposals in this area.


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


The CEF Telecom 2016-3 calls virtual Info Day took place on 22 September 2016.


CEF Telecom 2016-3 Selection Decision

CEF Telecom 2016-3 List of selected proposals

2016 CEF Telecom Calls




Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
20 September 2016
Deadline for submission
15 December 2016
Evaluation of proposals
January - March 2017
Consultation of the CEF Committee
April 2017
Information to the European Parliament
April 2017
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
February 2017
Adoption of individual grant agreements
As of May 2017




Work Programme  

  2016 Amended CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here

  2016 Amended CEF Telecom Work Programme - Annex


Available here




Call for Proposals documents  
2016 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – eInvoicing Call text
Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (C344) 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
Application Form Part B
Application Form Part C
Application Form Part D
Financial capacity check form




Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants
4 November 2016: New version of the Guide includes the updated information about the new EU Login, which replaces the ECAS (European Commission Authentication Service) system. 
Application checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Available here




Background Documents & useful info

Common to all calls

CEF Digital Single Web Portal Available here
CEF Regulation
Telecommunications Regulation
EU Financial Regulation
Rules of Application
Model Grant Agreement

Available here

Privacy statement
Call specific - eInvoicing  
Directive on eInvoicing Available here
eInvoicing IntroDoc Available here
Conformance testing service Available here
Guidance Paper for EU Public Administrations Available here