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October 2021

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Calls and opportunities
EUR 95 million available for funding your project ideas to accelerate the Clean Energy Transition in Europe!

Check out all the 18 topics available under LIFE programme and see how you can help accelerating the Clean Energy Transition!

CEF Energy: EUR 1 million to support preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy projects

The second call under the Connecting Europe Facility Energy programme for the period 2021-2027 was published on 22 September. In total, EUR 1 million will be available to support both EU Member States and private project promoters in selecting the best project concept and setting up the cooperation agreement before they are included in the Union list of cross-border renewable energy projects.

European City Facility: third call opens

Funded by Horizon 2020, EUCF assists municipalities with fast and simplified financial support of EUR 60,000 for developing investment concepts delivering local sustainable energy projects. Deadline for applications: 17 December 2021.

The Innovation Fund is looking for experts

We are looking for Life Cycle assessment (GHG), technical and seasoned financial experts to evaluate projects applying for grants to the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest funding programmes dedicated to innovative low-carbon technologies.

The BRIDGE initiative – coordinating energy research and innovation projects across the EU

Find out about the 90 BRIDGE participating projects in the 2021 brochure!

#EUSEW2021 starts in one week!

Make sure you register for EU flagship event for clean energy and renewables starting on 25 October with more than 30 policy sessions, the Award ceremony and networking opportunities.


From 25 to 29 October, join CINEA at EUSEW sessions on offshore renewables, research and innovation to support the EU Green Deal, financing renewables and clean technology, and much more!

EU Energy Day at COP26: the EU leading the global energy transition

On 5 November, EU Energy Day will offer a series of high-level sessions highlighting the EU’s leadership in the energy transition and engagement towards a global green recovery and just transition. Check out the agenda and follow #EUEnergyDay for more information.

LIFE in the New European Bauhaus conference

Style meets sustainability at this three-day conference taking place on 15-17 November 2021. LIFE in the New European Bauhaus is accessible to all: register to attend onsite or follow online.

Projects' updates
Implementing innovative solutions for greater grid flexibility in Slovenia and Croatia

SINCRO.GRID, a project of common interest in the field of smart grids funded under CEF Energy, aims to increase the security and efficiency of operations of the Slovenian and Croatian electricity systems simultaneously.

Pioneering technology offers a cleaner future for cement

The LEILAC project has developed a new Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology that offers producers a low-cost method of reducing atmospheric emissions.

Become a master of your own energy use with Act4Eco platform

Learn how to understand your energy bills with this platform that helped already over 12,000 citizens through e-learning.

Is your washing machine really complying with the energy label it boasts?

The ANTICSS project tested overall 24 product models for their compliance in laboratories in Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands - check out the results!

Enabling Future Arrays in tidal energy

Read all about EnFAIT, a pioneering project for the ocean energy industry, building investor confidence and creating a commercial, bankable tidal energy sector.

Mainstreaming zero-energy buildings in Europe.

The Horizon 2020 project ZERO-PLUS has established and demonstrated in five years a complete solution for cost-effective construction of “net-zero energy settlements” – meaning buildings that produce more renewable energy than what they consume.

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