Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2019 CEF Telecom Call - Cybersecurity (CEF-TC-2019-2)

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.

This call is now closed.

The 2019 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call makes an indicative €10 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 or contact the helpdesk.

2019 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity projects selected

2019 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call: is this for me?

CEF Telecom 2019-2 call virtual Info Day - 10 July 2019

Webinar on Cybersecurity certification (Objective 5) - 17 October 2019

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2019 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
4 July 2019
Deadline for submission
Closed on 14 November 2019
Evaluation of proposals
December 2019 - February 2020
Consultation of the CEF Committee
April 2020
Information to the European Parliament
May 2020
Adoption of the Selection Decision
May 2020
Preparation and signature of grant agreements
Between May and August 2020
List of projects selected for co-funding Available here

Work Programme

 2019 - 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here

Corrigendum 16 April 2019 Available here
Call for Proposals documents
2019 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Cyber Security Call text

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
Available here
Application Form Part D
Letter of Support for Operators of Essential Services (OES) applying to call Objective 2
Letter of Endorsement for applicants to call Objective 5 (cybersecurity certification)
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
Model Grant Agreement

Available here

Privacy statement
Commission Decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs

Available here


List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - Cybersecurity
NIS Directive Available here
NIS Directive Introduction Available here
Cyber Security package (September 2017) Available here