Two grant agreements releasing over €55 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), respectively €28 million for building a second electricity interconnection between Greece and Bulgaria and €27 million for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the internal Bulgarian gas transmission network, were officially signed earlier this week.
Are you interested in funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy? Then mark in your agenda this year’s Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days which will take place on 25-27 June in Brussels.
GreenWay Infrastructure, Slovakia’s leader of charging stations & services for electric vehicles is doing just that. It has received a €17 million EIB loan that will allow it to expand its network of charging stations for electric vehicles at large scale in Central and Eastern Europe.
INEA has received 69 project proposals by the deadline of 5 February for the H2020 Energy call on Energy Systems and Smart Cities and Communities. They have requested €501.3 million, while the available EU funding is €183.6 million.
The Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries call for proposals is open for applications as of today and until 25 April 2019.
The works of a new 100 km electricity line connecting the Bulgarian cities of Dobrudja and Burgas, supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Energy programme, were started today. The new line will reinforce the Bulgarian electricity network and enhance the security of supply to households in the region.
INEA has signed grant agreements with 29 projects that were selected for H2020 Energy funding. Some projects have already started, whereas the others will be launched the latest by January 2019.
INEA has selected 27 new projects under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls.
9 May is the deadline for the Member States to transpose into national laws the Directive on Security of Netowrk and Information Systems (NIS Directive), the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. To help Member States rapidly transpose the NIS Directive and build their capabilities, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom programme is providing €38 million in funding until 2020 to support national CSIRTs as well as other NIS Directive stakeholders, such as the operators of essential services and digital service providers.
INEA has invited 47 applicants to submit full project proposals in the second and final selection stage of two Competitive Low-Carbon calls for funding, focusing on renewable energy systems integrated in buildings (LC-SC3-RES-4-2018) and improving renewable technologies (LC-SC3-RES-11-2018). The deadline to submit the full project proposals is 23 August 2018.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 15 proposals by the 26 April deadline for the 2018-1 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy call requesting nearly €71 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €200 million. Evaluation of the proposals with the help of external experts will start end of May.
Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to transport safety and to the development of advanced technological capabilities in transport.
Over €560 m was requested by applicants, the total available budget is €138.3 m. According to estimates, up to twelve projects may be funded through these funds (indicative).
The amended CEF Telecom Work Programme 2017 has been published, including the announcement of the first call for WIFI4EU.
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 results clearly show that, at midterm, the CEF is already delivering on its promises and providing European added-value for the completion of the sectorial networks, facilitating synergies between them and leveraging private finance. So far, three and a half years on, the Commission has allocated €23.1 billion in grants (i.e. over 80% of the CEF grant budget) for projects in the three sectors, which have mobilised total investments of more than €45 billion. CEF-related financial instruments, including those under predecessor programmes, have generated additional investments in the three CEF sectors of €13.9 billion, out of which around €4.5 billion since 2014.