Second call for proposals - ACP-EU Energy Facility EuropeAid/133481/C/ACT/Multi Closed!


The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on poverty alleviation, as well as of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) objectives on energy, while helping to fight against climate change.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase and improve access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services for rural poor by focusing on renewable energy solutions as well as on energy efficiency measures.


Construction and/or rehabilitation of energy infrastructure towards enhanced energy access in coherence with the local energy needs and context.


  • setting up of mini-grids and/or off-grid renewable energy systems for households, public services (schools, clinics) and productive use of energy including food production and processing;
  • energy markets development;
  • development of Renewable Energy Companies or Energy Saving Companies;
  • supply and installation of solar/wind powered pumps for water supply schemes for agricultural purposes.

European community funding

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

  • 55,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 June 2013 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133481/C/ACT/Multi (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)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Development

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