Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

CEF Telecom call deadline extended to 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: May 4, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline of the 2020-1 CEF Telecom call for all Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) has been extended to 25 June to give more time for applicants to prepare their proposals. The original deadline was 12 May for all DSIs except for the eID & eSignature call that was 20 May.

This new deadline will provide potential applicants more time to look for partners, help preparing high quality proposals and obtaining the necessary support/endorsement by their Member State.


Questions related to the call should be submitted by 4 June 2020 at the latest to ensure sufficient time for the last update of the FAQs by 18 June 2020. Register here to receive all updates of the call.


Besides, there is a change in the pre-financing payment. Actions in all DSIs covered by the 2020-1 call will be eligible to receive a pre-financing of up to 60% of the maximum grant amount awarded.

Check out the corrigendum published in each of the 2020-1 CEF Telecom call pages