Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom Call - Blockchain (CEF-TC-2020-1)

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 closed.

The 2020 CEF Telecom Blockchain call makes an indicative €3 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.

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2020 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
28 February 2020
Deadline for submission
Closed on 25 June 2020
Evaluation of proposals
July - October 2020
Consultation of the CEF Committee
November 2020
Information to the European Parliament
December 2020
Adoption of the Selection Decision
December 2020
Preparation and signature of grant agreements
Between December 2020 and March 2021
List of proposals selected for co-funding Available here

Work Programme

2019-2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here

Call for Proposals documents
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Blockchain Call text
Corrigendum to the call text (04/05/2020) - New Available here
Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
Closed on 25 June 2020
Application Form Part A - Updated form
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 - Updated form
Template for Letter of Endorsement - Mandatory Available here
Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants
Available here
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


National contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - Blockchain
EBP Representatives Available here
European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI)
eIDAS Regulation Available here
NIS Directive Available here
General Data Protection Regulation Available here