2020 CEF Energy call - 2020 CEF Energy Call for Proposals in the field of trans-european energy infrastructure CEF-Energy-2020 Closed!


The 2020 CEF Energy Work Programme will contribute to the further development and implementation of projects of common interest (PCIs) in the energy sector, namely in electricity (including smart grids), gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks.

This call for proposals aims at financing actions contributing to the EU's mid-term and long-term objectives in terms of decarbonisation. Considering that the EU’s Green Deal Communication has further emphasized the key enabling role of energy infrastructure, including cross-border carbon dioxide networks, in the transition to a climate neutral economy, financial assistance provided under this call for proposals should maximise its added value towards decarbonisation.


The 2020 CEF Energy call for proposals finance projects of common interest geared at the following objectives:

  • Ending energy isolation
  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the integration on the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders
  • Enhancing the Union's security of supply
  • Integrating energy from renewable sources nd developing smart energy networks
  • Eliminating energy bottlenecks
  • Completion of the internal energy market
  • 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 and cross-border carbon dioxide networks
  • Providing other benefits, e.g. in relation to the European "Green Deal" objectives

European community funding

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

  • 979,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 May 2020 - more than one year 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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