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March issue
Calls and opportunities
The Commission is launching the Investors Dialogue on Energy

The new initiative aims to facilitate investments in energy projects that can contribute to achieving the ambitious climate and energy goals of the European Green Deal. Apply by 10 April to take part in the 5 Working Groups

Connecting Europe Facility Energy: new call for cross-border renewable energy status

CINEA has launched a call for cross-border renewable energy projects to obtain the status and therefore enter a list of projects eligible for Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding. Check out the details to understand why this call is crucial for future funding and wider visibility!

Get involved in the European Sustainable Energy Week

Under the theme ‘Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition’, the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 26 to 30 September 2022 in a hybrid format. Two calls are currently open for everyone who wishes to host a session at the Policy Conference or apply for the coveted EUSEW Awards!

Framework Contract on Assistance and Technical Support for the Evaluation of LIFE Proposals

A new call for tenders has been published to support the LIFE programme in the evaluation of LIFE projects. Find out more details.

Challenges in accessing EU funding for environment - give the EU your feedback!

The European Commission is gathering feedback via a survey on the challenges stakeholders face when trying to access EU funding for environmental projects. This input will then be consolidated into the exercise titled: “Vademecum and Conferences: Funding and Financing the Environment under the 2021-2027 MFF and Next Generation EU” publication.

Jobs opportunities in the clean energy public sector

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is looking for talent to contribute to the success of its main programmes. Check out the latest Horizon Energy Project Officer and Innovation Fund Project Manager vacancies and deadlines! New vacancies for Financial engineering managers coming soon!

Programmes news
Innovation Fund: 138 project proposals received for the second large-scale call

Proposals are requesting a total of EUR 12.1 billion (more than 8 times the available budget) to contribute to the European green recovery in 20 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.

Horizon Europe: 460 project proposals submitted for the latest call for climate, energy and transport topics

With a requested budget of more than EUR 2 billion, the project proposals will contribute to implement the EU Green Deal objectives.

Coming up
EU Knowledge Valorisation Week 2022

From 29 March to 1 April, the EU Knowledge Valorisation Week will showcase excellent examples of policies and tools that promote the uptake of research results and science-based solutions for the benefit of all. Register now!

Innovation Fund second small-scale call Info Day

On Wednesday 6 April 2022, CINEA together with DG Climate Action will organise an Info Day to present the second call for small-scale projects under the Innovation Fund. During the day, participants will be introduced to the new call for proposals and the step-by-step application process.

Save the date: #EULife22 INFO DAYS

From 18-20 May 2022, CINEA will hold various virtual information sessions on the #EULife22 Call for proposals to guide potential applicants.

New publications
New solutions for funding Europe's energy transition

This updated CORDIS Results Pack features 13 EU-funded projects that have set a new dynamic for accelerating and upscaling private financing of energy efficiency investments across the EU, as well as making such investments much more attractive to investors. Check the online version to learn more about the projects!

Report: Assessment of the BUILD UP platform and options for the way forward

Since 2009, BUILD UP has been the EU reference portal for energy efficiency in buildings. Ahead of the forthcoming revamping under europa.eu, know more about the platform and the options for the way forward!

Innovative Solutions for Offshore Renewable Energy (new infographics)

This new infographics presents the 20 offshore renewable energy projects that the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is supporting with about EUR 24.5 million EU contribution under the 2018-2020 blue economy calls for proposals.

Projects' updates
Towards a pan-European transmission network with high flexibility and high interconnection levels

H2020 funded project FLEXITRANSTORE develops a next generation of Flexible Energy Grid (FEG), which provides the technical basis to support the valorisation of flexibility services. This will enhance and accelerate the integration of renewables into European energy systems and increase cross border electricity flows across Europe.

Hydrogen refueling station for buses inaugurated in Rotterdam

The hydrogen refueling station (HRS) was inaugurated on 11 March, as part of the Connecting Europe Facility Transport funded project MEHRLIN. This project aims to demonstrate a new demand-led commercial model for the deployment of hydrogen refueling stations by carrying out a test of the economies and practicalities of operating large hydrogen refueling stations.

Helping homeowners invest in sustainable renovation

An innovative financing model for energy efficiency in the field of home renovation has been tested by the H2020 EuroPACE project. Now being implemented in different cities across Europe, its success could be key to achieving the EU’s climate goals. Learn more about it!

Assessing negative emission technologies and quantifying Carbon Dioxide Removal

Results of H2020 funded project NEGEM show that, when nations act in isolation, deployment of negative emission technologies at scale is more costly. Check out the main findings in the project's latest newsletter issue.

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