Call for proposals concerning projects of common interest in the field of trans-European energy networks Call TEN Energy 2009 Closed!


The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport has launched a Call for Proposals in order to fund projects related to trans-European energy networks attending to the objectives and priorities covered by the 2009 annual work programme.

The 2009 annual work programme for grants in the field of trans-European networks (TEN) - area of energy infrastructures (TEN-E) - will encourage the effective operation and development of the internal market, reinforce the security of supplies and the diversification of energy suppliers and routes, facilitate the development and reducing the isolation of less-favoured regions, contribute to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by involving renewable energies. Furthermore, it will promote interconnection, interoperability and development of trans-European energy networks and access to such networks in accordance with current Community law.


In order to continue the TEN - Energy programme, the Commission considers important to focus the available funding for year 2009 on the projects concerning to:

  • Promote the diversification of energy sources.
  • Reduce the bottlenecks, congestion and missing links.
  • Encourage the development and connection of renewable energy sources.
  • Increase the underground storage capacity of natural gas.
  • Increase the capacity of reception, storage and re-gasification for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
  • Encourage the construction of high pressure gas pipelines for diversification of natural gas towards Community regions.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 26,05 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2009)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 April 2009 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals concerning projects of common interest in the field of trans-European energy networks (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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