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2020 CEF Energy call for proposals

The 2020 CEF Energy Work Programme will contribute to the further development and implementation of projects of common interest (PCIs) in the energy sector, namely in electricity (including smart grids), gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks.

All the information about 2020 CEF Energy general objectives and actions planned for 2020 can be found in the Work Programme and its annex adopted on 13 March 2020.

The 2020 CEF Energy call for proposals makes €979.6 million available to finance projects of common interest geared at the following objectives:

  • Ending energy isolation
  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the integration on the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders
  • Enhancing the Union's security of supply
  • Integrating energy from renewable sources nd developing smart energy networks
  • Eliminating energy bottlenecks
  • Completion of the internal energy market
  • Contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks and cross-border carbon dioxide networks
  • Providing other benefits, e.g. in relation to the European "Green Deal" objectives

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* for reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory

** optional use, for works proposals only

Indicative Timeline
Call Opening 13 March 2020
Deadline for submission 27 May 2020
Evaluation of proposals June - September 2020
Consultation of the CEF Committee/Information to the European Parliament October 2020
Adoption of the Selection Decision October 2020
Signature of individual grant agreements as of November 2020
Work Programme
2020 CEF Energy Work Programme
2020 CEF Energy Work Programme - Annex
Call for Proposals
2020 CEF Energy Call for Proposals text Available here
Corrigendum to the call text (3 April 2020) - New! Available here
Application Forms
Apply online - TENtec eSubmission Apply here
Application Form Part A *
Part B
Part C
Part D
Financial Spreadsheet Available here**
Guidance Documents
Guide for Applicants Available here
User guide GIS data Available here
Application checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Available here
Member States Contact Points Available here
Background Documents & useful info
CEF Regulation Available here
TEN-E Regulation Available here
PCI list (October 2019) Available here
Model Grant Agreement Available here
EU Financial Regulation Available here
Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF – EN
Commission decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs of beneficiaries of CEF - Annex – EN
Privacy statement Available here