Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2017 CEF Telecom Call - EESSI (CEF-TC-2017-1)

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 2017 CEF Telecom Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI) call makes an indicative €17 million of funding available for proposals in this area.

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

Virtual Info Day on the first 2017 CEF Telecom Calls - 28 February

2017 CEF Telecom Calls


Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
17 February 2017
Deadline for submission
Closed on 18 May 2017
Evaluation of proposals
June - September 2017
Consultation of the CEF Committee
October 2017
Information to the European Parliament
October 2017
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
October 2017
Adoption of individual grant agreements
As of October 2017
CEF Telecom 2017-1 proposals selected for funding Available here



Work Programme  

 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here



Call for Proposals  
2017 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – EESSI Call text
Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (2017/C50/04) Available here


Application Forms  
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission Apply here
Application Form Part A
For reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory
Available here
Application Form Part B Available here
Application Form Part C Available here
Application Form Part D Available here
Financial capacity check form Available here



Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants
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
Commission Decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs Available here
Call specific - EESSI  
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/884 of 8 June 2015 establishing technical specifications and procedures required for the system of interconnection of registers established by Directive 2009/101/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
e-SENS AS4 Profile