2020 CEF Telecom call - BlockChain (CEF-TC-2020-1) CEF-TC-2020-1-BlockChain Closed!


The blockchain DSI will lay the foundations for:

  • allowing the Member States to exploit registries and databases and share secure and trusted access to information and transactions recorded through those registries and databases in (almost) real time, in a secure and trusted way, whilst reducing the overall costs of such processes for individual Member States and for the EU as a whole.
  • providing a permissioned blockchain solution to be used by the national administrations that is fully compliant with the EU acquis, ensuring in particular compliance with the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS), the eIDAS Regulation, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Under this call, proposals to be funded must address at least two of the following objectives:

  • EBSI infrastructure development and operations
  • Support to the acquisition of services and applications for participation of the Member State in one or more EBSI cross-border use-case
  • EBSI capacity building and training activities

European community funding

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

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 June 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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