Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Telecom Call - European Digital Media Observatory (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 European Digital Media Observatory call makes an indicative €9 million of funding available 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 Selection Decision

April 2021

Preparation and signature of individual 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 documents

2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals - European Digital Media Observatory

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

Self-declaration - Research organisation - Mandatory Available here
Self-declaration - Fact-checker - Mandatory Available here
Letter of support - Mandatory Available here
Guidance Documents

Guide for Applicants

Available here

EDMO specific Applicant's Checklist 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
List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - European Digital Media Observatory
The 2018 ‘Action Plan Against Disinformation’ JOIN(2018)36 of 5 December 2018 Available here
Commission Communication ‘Tackling online disinformation: a European approach’ COM(2018) 236 final of 26 April 2018 Available here
Joint Communication on Tackling COVID-19 Disinformation - Getting the facts right (JOIN (2020)8 of 10 June 2020) Available here
Truly Media Platform - Technical Specifications