Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2018 CEF Telecom Call - eIdentification & eSignature (CEF-TC-2018-1)

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 2018 CEF Telecom eIdentification & eSignature call makes an indicative €8 million of funding available for proposals in this area.


To get started with your application, we suggest that you consult the list of relevant documents and information for the calls as provided below:

- read the call text and Work Programme sections relevant to your call

- review the application forms, Guide for Applicants and FAQs

- consult the background documents and other information

Then you can apply online using the TENtec eSubmission system.

For all questions related to the call, please check the call FAQ. The helpdesk for this call is already closed.


The CEF Telecom 2018-1 call virtual Info Day took place on 8 March 2018.


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2018 CEF Telecom Calls


Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
22 February 2018
Deadline for submission
Closed on 15 May 2018
Evaluation of proposals
June - September 2018
Consultation of the CEF Committee
October 2018
Information to the European Parliament
October 2018
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
October 2018
Adoption of individual grant agreements
As of October 2018
2018-1 Selected proposals Available here


Work Programme  

 2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here


Call for Proposals documents  
2018 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – eIdentification & eSignature Call text
Reference of the Official Journal of the EU (C67/9) Available here


Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
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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 - 6 March: Updated version reflecting new TENtec developments: see page 10 and section 5.1
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 - NEW version with an additional art.22

Available here

Privacy statement
Commission Decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs Available here


Call specific - eIdentification & eSignature  
eIDAS Regulation
eID on CEF Digital Portal

eSignature on CEF Digital Portal

Available here