Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Nearly EUR 55 million requested for CEF Telecom projects

Creation date: November 15, 2019

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 95 project proposals by the 14 November deadline for the 2019-2 CEF Telecom call, requesting almost EUR 55 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is EUR 25 millon. Evaluation of the project proposals with the help of external experts will start in December.

The 2019-2 CEF Telecom call closed yesterday 14 November with INEA receiving 95 project proposals (breakdown below).

Admissibility and eligibility of the project proposals will now be checked and the proposals will then be evaluated against the specific award criteria of the call. The evaluation process, which will involve external experts, is expected to be concluded by May 2020, when the final results will be announced.

DSI

Proposals received

Requested budget (€)

Available budget (€)

Cybersecurity

39

18.675.800

10.000.000

European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs

11

1.901.130*

1.000.000

eHealth

10

4.676.137

5.000.000

eProcurement

7

2.531.978

1.000.000

European e-Justice

5

3.838.909

3.000.000

Public Open Data

23

23.264.876

5.000.000

Total

95

54.888.829

25.000.000

*to be noted that the requested budget for this DSI does not reflect the correct amount, as it does not take into account the country coefficient applicable to the (max) lump sum for each MS, as foreseen under point 16 of the call text.