Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Over €18 million requested for Cyber Security projects

Creation date: November 23, 2018

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 49 project proposals by the 22 November deadline for the 2018-3 CEF Telecom call, requesting over €18 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €13 million. Evaluation of the project proposals with the help of external experts will start in December.


The 2018-3 CEF Telecom Cyber Security call closed yesterday with INEA receiving proposals coming from 19 Member States.  The call is oversubscribed, with 49 project proposals requesting €18,3  million (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 also involve external experts, is expected to be concluded by April 2019.


Programme Connecting Europe Facility - Telecom
Call title 2018-3 CEF Telecom
Topic Cyber Security
Call publication date 17 May 2018
Call deadline 22 November 2018
Number of proposals received 49
Requested funding €18,3  million
Available funding €13 million


The Cyber Security call addressed different objectives, which can be found below, including the number of proposals received and the amount requested:


Objectives Number
of proposals
Requested Funding,
Objective 1: Computer Security Incident Response Team - CSIRTs 15 12.639.027
Objective 2:Operators of Essential Services (OES) and Digital Service Providers (DSP) 28 4.794.592
Objective 3: Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility 2 379.944
Objective 4: National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) 3 272.184
Objective 5: Member State Public Bodies 1 232.350
Grand Total 49 18.318.097