Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom Call - Cybersecurity (CEF-TC-2020-2)

The 2020 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call makes an indicative €10.5 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).

The 2020-2 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call in a nutshell: EU funding in support of the European Cybersecurity strategy

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2020 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline
Call opening
30 June 2020
Deadline for submission
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 Decision
April 2021
Preparation and signature of grant agreements
Between May and August 2021

Work Programme

 2019 - 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here
Call for Proposals documents
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Cybersecurity Call text

Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission
Apply here
Application Form Part A - Updated
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 - Updated
Confirmation letter OES - Objective 1 - Mandatory
Self-declaration ISAC - Objective 1 - Mandatory
Self-declaration - Objective 4 - Mandatory Available here
Confirmation letter - Objective 4 - Mandatory 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
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
EU Cybersecurity Act Available here
Cyber Blueprint Available here
EU Cybersecurity Strategy Available here