Call for proposals - Annual work programme for grants in the field of the Trans-European Energy Network (TEN-E) for 2012 TEN-E-2012 Closed!


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, has launched a call for proposals in order to award grants to projects in accordance with the priorities and objectives defined in the annual work programme for grants in the field of the Trans-European Energy Network for 2012.

The 2012 annual 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 reduce 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 the interconnection, interoperability and development of trans-European energy networks and access to such networks in accordance with current EU law.


Particular attention will be given to projects of European interest that contribute to:

  • The development of the network to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing the isolation of the less-favoured and island regions of the Union.
  • The optimisation of the capacity of the network and the integration of the internal energy market, in particular concerning cross-border section.
  • The security of energy supply, diversification of sources of energy supplies and, in particular, interconnections with third countries.
  • The connection of renewable energy resources.
  • The safety, reliability and interoperability of interconnected networks.

European community funding

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

  • 21,13 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 February 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals – Trans-European Energy Network (TEN-E) for 2012 (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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