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Press Release: Nineteen energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

The projects will contribute to establishing new knowledge in the area of renewable energy, wind energy and sustainable fuels, they will develop next-generation technologies for renewable electricity, heating and cooling, or they will focus on social aspects of the energy transition. After signing grant agreements with INEA, they will receive €86.4 million of EU funding to carry out their research and innovation work plans. Full article…

Press Release: New European digital transport projects launched in Tallinn

European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc launched 15 projects co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF) at the Digital Transport Days in Tallinn today. The projects are expected to develop digital solutions and upgrade the European rail, road, maritime and air transport network. These projects were selected for funding via a competitive call for proposals that will in total invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects across the EU.

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Press Release: CEF Blending call budget increased

A corrigendum to the 2017 CEF Transport Blending call has been published, following the amendment of the 2017 CEF Transport Multi-annual Work Programme adopted by the European Commission on 8 November 2017. The corrigendum has a particular impact in the priority ‘Innovation and new technologies” in all transport modes’, and is now available on the call page.

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Press Release: CEF Telecom: EU invests over €27 million to further improve European digital services

The evaluation of the first 2017 CEF Telecom call for proposals (CEF-TC-2017-1) has concluded and 33 projects in the areas of Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS), eIdentification (eID) & eSignature, Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI) and European e-Justice Portal have been selected to receive co-funding by the European Union. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the telecommunications sector. The successful projects include participation of entities from 21 EU Member States plus Norway (EEA country).

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Press Release: €267 million available to support transport projects

From today, you can apply for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme through three calls that are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €267 million. These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge. The application period starts today and candidates will be able to submit their proposals until 30 January 2018 (two-stage call) or 4 April 2018 (single-stage call).

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Call for Proposals: €212.5 million available to renewable energy projects

From today, you can apply for funding in eight energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme that are now open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €212.5 million. Full article…

Press Release: New Horizon 20-20 Work Programme announced

Today, the European Commission has announced the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, including all funding opportunities for the two upcoming years available to research and innovation (R&I) projects. The total funding is over € 30 billion, of which €3.15 billion has been earmarked for funding projects in the field of energy and transport. Out of this amount, €2.15 billion will be managed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). In the field of transport, €950 million will be available to R&I projects, out of which €850 million will be managed by INEA. Projects to be selected should work on mobility for growth, automated road transport and green vehicles.

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Press Release: First CEF-funded surveying ship baptised on Danube

Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Croatia Oleg Butković, INEA Director Dirk Beckers and the Coordinator of the EU’s Rhine-Danube transport corridor Karla Peijs took part in the christening ceremony of the first surveying ship funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport programme in Vukovar today. The vessel will be used to measure different parameters of the Danube fairway in order to improve the river transport.

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Press Release: Serbia to receive over €11 million EU funds for transport development

Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Dirk Beckers, Director of INEA signed today a grant agreement on maximum €11.4 million support from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport programme to the Iron Gate lock upgrade on the Danube River in Serbia.

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Call for Proposals: 2017 CEF Transport SESAR call for proposals

The 2017 CEF Transport SESAR call for proposals opened on 6 October 2017. It makes €290 million of EU funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector in all EU Member States. The call is open exclusively for proposals addressing the priority Single European Sky – SESAR. Please consult section 3.1.1 of the multi-annual work programme (Funding Objective 3) for more details.

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Call for Proposals: 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call

The 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call for Proposals, opened on 8 February 2017, makes €1 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector aiming at maximising the leverage of private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. This call is open to all EU Member States.

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Press Release: H2020 energy project kicks off to turn CO2 into stone

Media over the world covered the launch of the CarbFix2 project, which received €2.2 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to test a ground-breaking technology that allows to extract CO2 from thin air and permanently burry it underground in the form of a carbonate rock. Full article…

Press Release: First stone laid for a cross-border bridge between Hungary and Slovakia

Today INEA and DG Mobility & Transport colleagues took part in an official ceremony launching the construction of an EU-funded cross-border bridge between Komárom in Hungary and Komárno in Slovakia, in presence of the Prime Ministers of both countries Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico. The cross-border, two-lane 600 m long cable-stayed bridge (including access roads and two bicycle lanes) will link the Hungarian port of Komárom and the Slovak port of Komárno at river kilometre 1,770.6 of the Danube, to ease the heavy duty traffic in the region.

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Press Release: Nearly €1.5 billion requested for CEF Energy projects

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 26 proposals by the 12 October deadline for the 2017 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy call requesting nearly €1.5 billion in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €800 million. Evaluation of the proposals with the help of external experts will start by mid-November. Full article…

Event: Horizon 2020 Transport Info day (Brussels, 13 December 2017)

Presentations will cover various transport topics of the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, as well as provide detailed information on the selection process and on the upcoming calls for funding. A brokerage event will be organised by the National Contact Points and will take place in the afternoon.

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Press Release: €240 million awarded to Horizon 2020 energy projects

INEA has signed grant agreements with all 32 projects selected for funding in the smart cities, smart grids and storage and six other energy topics (incl. next-generation of biofuels, RES technologies market uptake and carbon capture) of the 2016 – 2017 Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call. The projects will receive in total €240 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to develop new clean energy solutions.

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Press Release: Over 165 million awarded to 27 Horizon 2020 transport projects

27 projects have been selected under the H2020 Societal Challenges “Smart, green and integrated transport”. These projects cover aviation, infrastructure, green vehicles, blue growth as well as socio-economic and behavioural research and forward-looking activities for policy making.

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Press Release: 290 million available to improve air traffic management in Europe

On 5 October 2017, the European Commission has launched the 2017 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call for project proposals that targets exclusively the programme’s priority ‘Single European Sky – SESAR’. Applicants are invited to submit their proposals on the deployment of new and mature technologies and practices that support harmonised Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems and standards in Europe. The call deadline is on 15 March 2018 at 17.00 CET. The maximum available call budget is €290 million. A virtual information day on the call will take place on 19 October 2017.

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Event: Virtual information day – 2017 CEF Transport call – Single European Sky – SESAR (Brussels, 19 October 2017)

The information day targets applicants of the 2017 CEF Transport call – priority ‘Single European Sky – SESAR’. The call is expected to open on 6 October 2017. The event will cover priorities and particularities of the call, evaluation and award process, as well as tips on how to prepare the Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and how to submit a successful proposal. Two interactive Q&A sessions will take place during the information day.

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Press Release: €4 million of CEF Energy funding to connect the French and Irish electricity systems

INEA Director Dirk Beckers, RTE Chairman François Brottes and EirGrid Chief Executive Fintan Slye signed today a grant agreement releasing €4 million of EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to complete the initial design and pre-consultation of the Celtic Interconnector. Full article…

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