Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

How to apply

Application process

  1. Identify the relevant call
  2. Read the call documentation and prepare your documents
  3. Submit your application online
  4. You will be informed of the outcome of the evaluation in due time

Calls for proposals

Evaluation and selection

After the call deadline, submitted proposals are assessed on the basis of eligibility, selection and award criteria. INEA carries out the evaluation of the eligible proposals, supported by independent experts. Once the list of proposals recommended for funding is formally approved by the Commission, successful applicants are invited by INEA to prepare and sign individual grant agreements. INEA then works closely with the beneficiary on the technical and financial project implementation.

For more information, please consult the individual call pages.

CEF Telecom How to apply


Two legal documents guide the allocation of the EU financial support in the telecommunications sector and provide information about the specific types of projects which are funded and in what amounts:

1. CEF Telecom Guidelines: Regulation (EU) 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on guidelines for trans-European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure.

2. CEF Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility