The Energy Community Secretariat commenced the third selection procedure for Projects of Energy Community Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest (PECI/PMI) in January 2020 in line with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure, as adopted in the Energy Community.
Building on the success of the Regions and Cities Initiative, FCH has launched a call for Expressions of Interest to aid local authorities in developing their work plans for regional hydrogen projects. These projects will accelerate the progress of hydrogen deployment in Europe by providing a blueprint to other regional hydrogen projects, as part of a drive towards carbon neutrality.
The call is open to all interested municipalities, districts, regions and metropolitan areas within the European Union and associated countries. Applicants from EU13 member states (13 member states that joined the EU after 2004) are in particular encouraged to participate, as the call aims to target mainly areas with low current deployment.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest event dedicated to renewables and energy efficiency use in Europe, promotes outstanding innovation on energy with the EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition.
The European Commission intends to cancel the topic LC-SC3-ES-12-2020: “Integrated local energy systems (Energy islands): International cooperation with India” and plans to publish a new topic with the same thematic scope but with adjusted formal requirements as regards the international cooperation between EU and Indian entities.
With this information note, the ERC Scientific Council is sharing its tentative planning for the 2021-2022 ERC calls for proposals. This note also presents some of the main novelties it is considering to introduce in its effort to continuously ensure world-class peer review evaluation. These adjustments are part of a broader reflection and adaptation process engaging both the Scientific Council and the ERC Executive Agency, the Dedicated Implementation Structure serving the ERC. This process is expected to continue in the coming years.
Update: the main results are now available.
Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.