Call for proposals - Sustainable Industry Low Carbon scheme (SILC) I - Short-term innovation measures 38/G/ENT/CIP/12/D/N02S00 Closed!


The overall objective of the call is to support actions that will enable energy-intensive manufacturing and process industries covered by the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to cope with the challenges of a low carbon economy and to maintain their competitiveness.

More specifically, the call seeks to identify and select sector-specific or cross-sectoral industrial projects that will develop and deploy cost-efficient technological or non-technological innovation measures, or a combination of both, for improving the GHG emission performance of installations under the EU ETS.


Proposals for SILC I projects must

  • present one or several concrete measures that demonstrably lead to a reduction of the specific GHG emission intensity of an installation carrying out an eligible activity
  • demonstrate the feasibility of the measure(s) proposed, including a comprehensive description of the necessary technical integration and/or adaptation work
  • demonstrate the extent to which the measure(s) proposed will be applicable and are of benefit to other installations within the sector or sub-sector ("market replication effect") and/or to other installations of different sectors or sub-sectors ("spill-over effect")
  • contain a comprehensive cost/benefit analysis of the measure(s) proposed
  • contain an assessment of its likely impact on the competitiveness of the industrial sector or sub-sector concerned, or – where applicable - any other industrial sector
  • explain how the results obtained will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders, notably with a view to ensuring a European visibility

European community funding

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

  • 1,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 June 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 38/G/ENT/CIP/12/D/N02S00 (Guidelines for applicants)

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)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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