Creation date: June 30, 2020
The 2020-2 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals has opened today. The call makes €36 million available to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Business Register Interconnection System (BRIS), Cybersecurity, eArchiving, eHealth, eProcurement, European Digital Media Observatory, European Platform for Digital Skills & Jobs and Public Open Data.
CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest that improve the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations and contribute to the development of a Digital Single Market by deploying European digital infrastructures across the EU.
This call is the second and last one under the 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme. In 2020, CEF Telecom will provide over €67 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures.
Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Norway and the UK, may submit their proposals until 5 November 2020 in the following areas:
To receive co-funding under this call, actions must demonstrate sufficient maturity, contribute to EU Digital Single Market policies and have a long-term sustainability strategy. The funding will be allocated to those eligible proposals which best meet the award criteria as specified in the 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme and call texts in the areas relevant to this call.
A Virtual Info Day on the 2020-2 CEF Telecom call and application process will take place on 16 July 2020.
How to apply?
Applicants must submit their proposal through the dedicated proposal submission system, accessible from the individual CEF 2020 Telecom Calls web pages. All call documents and additional background information are also available on the individual call webpages. Please remember that the deadline for 2020-2 call is 5 November 2020 at 17:00.00 Brussels time.
When will the grants be awarded?
The evaluation of the proposals is expected to start in November 2020. The results of the evaluation and the decision on the allocation of grants will be announced as of May 2021.
Who is the contact point for this call?
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) manages the call for proposals and follows up the technical and financial implementation of the projects with the beneficiaries, providing technical expertise and high quality programme implementation.
A helpdesk is also available to answer your questions on the call for proposals.
About Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs)
CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest for the deployment of Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) across the EU. These are based on mature technical and organisational solutions to support exchanges and collaboration between citizens, businesses and public authorities. The vision is to create European networks of digital services that will make the Digital Single Market work in practice.
CEF supports basic and re-usable digital services, known as building blocks, as well as more complex digital services. The building blocks can be combined with each other and integrated with the more complex services.
CEF Telecom supported actions – brochure