Call for proposals concerning projects of common interest in the field of trans-European energy networks for 2010 TEN-E 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 2010 annual work programme.

The 2010 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 addition to our useful documents section, further information about the Call for Proposals EACEA/06/10 - The "International Sales Agent Scheme", as well as relevant documents can be found at the Media website.


In particular and in order to continue the TEN - Energy programme, the Commission considers it important, in 2010, to focus the available funding on the projects concerning to:

  • Promote the diversification of energy sources and supply routes, aiming to enhance the EU’s energy security of supply
  • 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 EU regions
  • Improve the flexibility of the existent gas network particularly through bidirectional physical flows.

European community funding

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

  • 20,76 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Guidelines for submission and call text TEN-E 2010 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • 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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