Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Find below a list of the latest news items related to the INEA and the programs it manages. Consult the Events section for Agency-related happenings.


26 March 2021
European Commission launches consultations on the list of candidate projects of common interest in smart grids and cross-border CO2 transport networks
Have your say by mid-June 2021
26 March 2021
Innovation Fund: 70 proposals pass to the second stage of the large-scale call
INEA has invited 70 applicants to submit full project proposals to the second and final stage of the Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects. These proposals have been selected as the best among the 311 applications received for the first stage.
23 March 2021
100 project proposals submitted under the 2020 CEF Transport MAP call
INEA has received 100 project proposals requesting €369 million co-funding by yesterday's 17:00 deadline of the 2020 CEF Transport MAP call.
22 March 2021
Discover the future of CEF Telecom and ISA2 programmes
Over the years, the Connecting Europe Facility Telecom and ISA2 programmes have been working in parallel with Members States to create a more connected, interoperable Europe.
17 March 2021
INEA becomes CINEA on 1 April 2021
With the approval on 12 February 2021 of the package for the delegation of programmes to the six executive agencies, INEA will be officially
12 March 2021
Agreement on 2021-2027 Connecting Europe Facility
The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the second edition of the EU's flagship programme the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
12 March 2021
Innovation Fund call for small-scale projects received 232 project proposals requesting EUR 1 billion
INEA has received 232 project proposals by the deadline of 10 March 2021 for the first call for small-scale projects requesting a bit more than €1 billion from the Innovation Fund, 10 times more the available budget.
11 March 2021
EUCAD2021 (online, 20-22 April): registrations now open
3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD2021) will be held virtually on 20-22 April 2021
18 February 2021
6 months extension of the WiFi4EU implementation period
For all WiFi4EU beneficiaries
15 February 2021
INEA will officially become CINEA
The package for the delegation of programmes to the six executive agencies was approved by the Commission on Friday 12 February and published in the Official Jou
12 February 2021
Call for experts to assess Connecting Europe Facility proposals in energy
Sign up to the European Commission's expert database by 28 February 2021
09 February 2021
Together for a better internet - #SaferInternetDay 2021
With CEF Telecom support since 2015
03 February 2021
Finalisation of the fifth wave Horizon 2020 Energy evaluation
The evaluations of the fifth wave of Horizon 2020 Energy calls for several energy topics for the H2020 Energy call on Low Carbon Energy (H2020-LC-SC3-2020-NZE-RES-CC) and the Cross Cutting call on Low Carbon and Circular Industries (H2020-LCCI-INEA-Single Stage) under t
03 February 2021
TENP pipeline deodorisation plant commissioned on schedule
EU funding helps strengthen security of natural gas supply for Germany and Northwestern Europe
01 February 2021
H2020 Call on the European Green Deal : 300 project proposals competing for EUR 286 million
INEA has received 300 project proposals by the deadline of 27 January at 5pm (CET) for several energy and transport topics under the