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Call: Second CEF Energy Call 2016

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"CEF - Energy"

In the energy sector, the CEF shall support projects of common interest that pursue one or more of the following objectives:

  • increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders.
  • enhancing the Union's security of energy supply.
  • contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy from renewable sources into the transmission network, and by the development of smart energy networks and carbon dioxide networks.
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Second CEF Energy Call 2016
Description of call
"Second CEF Energy Call 2016"
This multiannual work programme aims to enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the trans-European networks policy in the energy sector. In particular, this multiannual work programme shall contribute to supporting energy infrastructure projects of common interest that have significant societal benefits and that ensure greater solidarity among Member States, but which do not receive adequate financing from the market. Special focus shall be placed on the efficient use of public investment.
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Thematic Focus Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Natural Resources, Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication, Competitiveness, SME
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, International Organization, National Government, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services
Applicant details Proposals shall be submitted by one or more Member States or, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, by international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details One or more Member States can apply.
Recurring Call No
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details

In the energy sector, the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 50 % of the eligible cost of studies and/or works. The funding rates may be increased to a maximum of 75 % for actions which, based on the evidence referred to in Article 14(2) of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013, provide a high degree of regional or Union-wide security of supply, strengthen the solidarity of the Union or comprise highly innovative solutions.


Indicative amount: up to 600 000 000 €.

Submission The application form can be downloaded here.
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