Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2017 CEF Telecom Call - Public Open Data (CEF-TC-2017-3)

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 2017-3 CEF Telecom Public Open Data call makes an indicative €6 million of funding available for proposals in this area.


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


The CEF Telecom 2017-3 call virtual Info Day took place on 12 September 2017.


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2017 CEF Telecom Calls



Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
28 June 2017
Deadline for submission
Closed on 28 November 2017
Evaluation of proposals
December 2017 - February 2018
Consultation of the CEF Committee
March 2018
Information to the European Parliament
March 2018
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
April 2018
Adoption of individual grant agreements
by end of August 2018
Selection Decision Available here



Work Programme  

 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here




Call for Proposals documents  
2017 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Public Open Data - updated version as 16:30h 28 June 2017

Call text

Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (C204) Available here



Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
This call is closed
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
New version 19 October with updated legal reference to the public procurement Directives
Application Form Part D
Financial capacity check form
New version 6 October (contains updated definition of an EEIG requiring a financial capacity check)




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
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
High-Performing Computing (HPC) Available here