Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Apply to the eID & eSignature call by 25 June

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.

Creation date: June 15, 2020

The CEF Telecom eIdentification & eSignature call opened on 23 March with €3 million to address the cross-border authentication of eIDs and the uptake and use of electronic signatures.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals until 25 June 2020. 


For CEF eID, this year €2.5 million budget targets three areas:

  1. eID Digital Service Infrastructure (Building Block) integration;
  2. attributes enablement;
  3. eIDAS node upgrades.


The CEF eSignature Building Block helps public administrations and businesses accelerate the creation and verification of electronic signature across borders.

For CEF eSignature, this year €0.5 million budget targets the following area:

  • Uptake and reuse of eSignature.

Both eID and eSignature are crucial elements of the efforts to enable citizens and businesses to operate securely in the digital world and build trust in online interactions.

CEF Telecom call

The 2020 CEF Telecom call is open until 25 June. Do not forget to watch the video of the info day here and check the presentation if you plan to apply.

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