Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

The CEF Telecom call on electronic Identification & Signature is now open

Creation date: March 24, 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. 

2020-1 CEF Telecom call for proposals

The Automated Translation, Blockchain, eDelivery, European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs and Europeana calls opened on 28 February and the deadline to apply is also 25 June.

To receive co-funding under the calls, 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 2019-2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme and call texts in the areas relevant to this call.

A Virtual Info Day on the 2020-1 CEF Telecom calls and application process took place on 11 March 2020. A recording of the eID & eSignature call presentation is now uploaded on the website.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit their proposal through the dedicated proposal submission system, accessible from the individual call webpages on the 2020 CEF Telecom Calls web page. All call documents and additional background information are also available on the individual call webpages. Please remember that the deadline for 2020-1 call areas is 25 June 2020 at 17:00.00 Brussels time

When will the grants be awarded?

The evaluation of the proposals is expected to start in July 2020. The results of the evaluation and the decision on the allocation of grants will be announced as of December 2020.

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.

Follow INEA on Twitter @inea_eu & LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest call developments.

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.

The list of digital services supported by CEF is available in the Annex of the Telecom Regulation.

More information

CEF Telecom
2020 CEF Telecom calls
2019-2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme
CEF Telecom supported actions - brochure