Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom call - Business Register Interconnection System (BRIS) (CEF-TC-2020-2)

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.

The 2020 CEF Telecom Business Register Interconnection System (BRIS) call makes an indicative €2 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 relevant 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 (until 15 October).

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2020 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
30 June 2020
Deadline for submission
Closed on 5 November 2020
Evaluation of proposals
November 2020 - January 2021
Consultation of the CEF Committee
March - April 2021
Information to the European Parliament
April 2021
Adoption of the Selection Decisions
April 2021
Preparation and signature of grant agreements
Between May and August 2021
List of proposals selected for co-funding Available here

Work Programme

2019-2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here
Call for Proposals
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – BRIS Call text

Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission This call is closed
Application Form Part A - Updated
For reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory
Available here
Application Form Part B Available here
Application Form Part C Available here
Application Form Part D - Updated Available here

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
List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - BRIS

Directive (EU) 2019/1151 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directive (EU) 2017/1132 as regards the use of digital tools and processes in company law

Available here
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/884 of 8 June 2015 establishing technical specifications and procedures required for the system of interconnection of registers established by Directive 2009/101/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing Available here
Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market Available here

BRIS Collaborative Space

This is a restricted space that was created for BRIS technical experts to collaborate efficiently in the elaboration of the BRIS requirements. To obtain access an e-mail should be addressed to:

Available here
eSENS AS4 Available here
eIDAS Regulation Available here
eIDAS Technical specifications v.1.2 Available here
CEF eID Building Block Available here