Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom Call - European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs (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 European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs call makes an indicative €6.5 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 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
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs 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
Available here
Application Form Part B Available here
Application Form Part C Available here
Application Form Part D - Updated form Available here
Template for Self-Declaration - Excellence Centres - Mandatory Available here
SME self-assessment questionnaire - 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 Available here
Telecommunications Regulation Available here
EU Financial Regulation Available here
Model Grant Agreement Available here
Privacy statement Available here
List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs
Coordinatted Plan on Artificial Intelligence (COM (2018) 795 final) Available here
European Data Strategy Available here
White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trust Available here
Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI Available here
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 Available here