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Programm: Connecting Europe Facility

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Programme
Connecting Europe Facility
Acronym CEF
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Connecting Europe Facility"
The CEF shall enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the transeuropean networks policy in the sectors of transport, telecommunications and energy. In particular, the CEF shall support the implementation of those projects of common interest which aim at the development and construction of new infrastructures and services, or at the upgrading of existing infrastructures and services, in the three sectors.
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Building, Energy, Industry, Regional development, Transport, Telecommunication, Traffic, Technologies
EU Macro-Regions
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Eligible applicants Public Services, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), International Organization
Applicant details Proposals shall be submitted by:
  • one or more EU Member States 
  • by international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States  (with the agreement of the Member States concerned).
Type of Funding Guarantee,
Type of Funding Loan,
Type of Funding Grant
Contact Details
https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/mission-objectives/contact-us

Subprogrammes of Connecting Europe Facility

CEF - Telecom

In the telecommunications sector, the CEF shall support actions that pursue the objectives specified in a Regulation on guidelines for trans-European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure.

CEF - Transport

In the transport sector, the CEF shall support projects of common interest, that pursue the objectives set out below:

  • removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, bridging missing links and, in particular, improving crossborder sections.
  • ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run, with a view to preparing for expected future transport flows, as well as enabling all modes of transport to be decarbonised through transition to innovative low carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies, while optimising safety.
  • optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes and enhancing the interoperability of transport services, while ensuring the accessibility of transport infrastructures.

Open Calls

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.

Future Calls

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Published on 21.01.2019

Capacity building in the area of rights of the child and child-friendly justice

Rights, Equality and Citizenship

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Published on 21.01.2019

Improve the awareness on EU citizenship rights and inclusion of mobile EU citizens and to support coordination among national authorities competent in electoral matters

Rights, Equality and Citizenship

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