Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2017 CEF Telecom Call - eIdentification & eSignature (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 eIdentification & eSignature 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.

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 documents  
2017 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – eIdentification & eSignature Call text
Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (2017/C50/04) 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
Available here
Financial capacity check form


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 - eIdentification & eSignature  
eIDAS Regulation
eID Introduction document

eSignature Directive

Available here
Services Directive Available here