Multi-sectorial call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility annual work programme 2016 (2016 CEF Synergy call) CEF-Sinergy-2016-1 Closed!


Synergy actions shall contribute to achieving the following specific objectives:

  1. Transport sector: Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run, with a view to preparing for expected future  transport  flows,  as  well  as  enabling  all  modes  of  transport  to  be decarbonised  through supporting  a transition   to   innovative   low-carbon   and   energy-efficient   transport technologies and systems, while optimising safety.
  2. Energy sector: Increasing  competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders; support projects promoting the interconnection  of  networks;   removing   internal   constraints;   decreasing   energy   isolation; increasing the interconnectivity in electricity and achieving price convergence between the energy markets


Actions to be selected will concern studies with or without pilot deployment:

  • Studies without pilot deployment: These could  be  feasibility  studies,  environmental  studies,  permitting  studies,  studies  for  joint rights of way as well as financial engineering studies and cost- benefit analyses.
  • Studies with pilot deployment: Studies may include pilot activities that will aim:
    • to develop, improve or adapt a new technology or an innovative solution and implement it in order to test its feasibility and suitability  as well as its added value before deploying it on a larger scale;
    • to deploy an existing technology, infrastructure or service (i.e. already in use elsewhere but new to a particular sector, system or geographical area) in order to gain experience and/or create market conditions for deployment on a larger scale

European community funding

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

  • 40,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 December 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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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