2016 CEF Energy call - First 2016 CEF Energy Call for Proposals CEF-Energy-2016-1 Closed!


This call for proposals aims to enable projects of common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the trans-European networks policy in the energy sector. In particular, the call shall contribute to  supporting  energy  infrastructure  projects  of  common  interest  that  have  significant  societal benefits  and  that  ensure  greater  solidarity  among  Member  States,  but  which  do  not  receive adequate  financing  from  the  market.  Special  focus  shall  be  placed  on  the  efficient  use  of  public investment.


It is expected that the financial  assistance  contributes to the further  development  and  implementation of  projects  of common interest in electricity and gas, helping to achieve the broader energy policy objectives of:

  • increasing  competitiveness  by  promoting  the  further  integration  of  the  internal  energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders;
  • enhancing the Union security of energy supply, and
  • contributing  to  sustainable  development  and  protection  of  the  environment,  inter  alia  by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks.

European community funding

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

  • 200,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 April 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • First 2016 CEF Energy call (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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