Connecting Europe Facility


The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.

 

The CEF benefits people across all Member States, as it makes travel easier and more sustainable, it enhances Europe’s energy security while enabling wider use of renewable, and it facilitates cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens.

 

In addition to grants, the CEF offers financial support to projects through innovative financial instruments such as guarantees and project bonds. These instruments create significant leverage in their use of EU budget and act as a catalyst to attract further funding from the private sector and other public sector actors.

 

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Open Calls

 

Connecting Europe Facility - Telecom

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

2017 CEF Telecom calls for proposals

CEF supports trans-European networks and infrastructures which fill the missing links in Europe’s energy, transport and telecommunications sectors. It is a key EU instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted investment at European level. Projects in the field of telecommunications aim at facilitating cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens, by deploying Digital Service Infrastructure (DSIs) and broadband networks. Supported projects will contribute to the creation of a European ecosystem of interoperable and interconnected digital services that sustain the Digital Single Market.

The 2017-3 call sets aside funding for four well-established DSIs:

 - eInvoicing
- eTranslation
- Europeana
- Public Open Data

One or more Member States;

With the agreement of the Member State(s) or EEA countr(y)ies concerned, international
organisations, Joint Undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.

November 28, 2017

       
       

Connecting Europe Facility - Transport

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

2017 CEF Transport SESAR call for proposals

This call for proposals addresses the priority Single European Sky – SESAR. In order to optimise Union funding and maximise its impact on the Single European Sky-SESAR priority, this call focuses on promoting actions, in particular "first mover" initiatives aiming to deploy new and mature technologies and practices supporting harmonised air traffic management
(ATM) systems and standards. In this context, no further funding will be awarded for the implementation of information systems exchanging data between Air Traffic Control Centres that
do not foster ground-ground communication technology and protocols for seamless flight operation across regions and national boundaries, until the relevant SESAR Solution (IOP)
addressing the interoperability of ground systems, and the related standards, are developed, delivered and are mature for deployment.

One or more Member States;

With the agreement of the Member State(s) concerned, international organisations, joint
undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in an EU Member
State.

April 12, 2018

2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call

The 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call for Proposals makes €1.35 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector aiming at maximising the leverage of private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. This call is open to all EU Member States.

One or more Member States;

With the agreement of the Member State(s) concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in an EU Member State.

April 12, 2018