Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2016 CEF Telecom Call - Public Open Data (CEF-TC-2016-2)

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.

The 2016 CEF Telecom Public Open Data call makes an indicative €3.5 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.


Virtual Info Day on the second 2016 CEF Telecom Calls - 3 June


An Info Day on the 2016 CEF Telecom Public Open Data call took place on 9 June. The agenda can be found here and the presentations at the bottom of this page.


CEF Telecom 2016-2 Selection Decision

CEF Telecom 2016-2 List of selected proposals

2016 CEF Telecom Calls



Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
12 May 2016
Deadline for submission
Closed on 15 September 2016
Evaluation of proposals
September-December 2016
Consultation of the CEF Committee
January 2017
Information to the European Parliament
January 2017
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
February 2017
Adoption of individual grant agreements
As of February 2017
2016-2 List of selected proposals Available here



Work Programme  

 2016 CEF Telecom Work Programme


Available here




Call for Proposals documents  
2016 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Public Open Data Call text
Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (C171) 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
7 July: Updated Guide includes new information on pages 9-10 on the automatic start/end date of the action calculated in TENtec.
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 - Public Open Data  
Communication on Open Data: an engine for innovation growth and transparent governance
Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the re-use of public sector information

Guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of documents

Available here
European Data Portal Available here
Specific examples of use cases at the Portal Available here
Presentations from the Public Open Data Info day  
INEA - Preparing a successful proposal
INEA - General requirements and call process

DG CNECT - Dive deep into the Public Open Data call

Available here
European Data Portal - activities in a nutshell Available here
European Data Portal - call for proposals Available here