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Connecting Europe Facility Energy 2021 - Virtual Info Day on Call for Proposals for Preparatory Studies for Cross-Border Renewable Energy Projects

The 2021 CEF Energy Virtual Info Day about the call for proposals for preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy projects will take place on Tuesday 28 September. It will cover the priorities of the 2021 call that will open on 22 September.

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2021 CEF Energy Virtual Info Days
2021 CEF Energy Virtual Info Days

€5.84 billion of EU funding is available for the 2021-2027 - Connecting Europe Facility Energy programme. Funding will be allocated in the form of grants following competitive calls for proposals. The 2021 CEF Energy call for proposals for studies for cross-border renewable energy projects ( studies as per article 7 (3) of CEF Regulation) will make €1 million available to support projects prior to becoming a cross-border project in the field of renewable energy. In particular, it will contribute to supporting both EU Member States and private project promoters in order to advance cooperation ideas, create momentum amongst involved stakeholders and with this generate a pipeline of cross-border renewable projects.

CINEA organises a Virtual Info Day on 28 September to present the policy context of the calls, the application and evaluation process, and to provide participants with valuable tips & tricks on writing a successful proposal.


The agenda is available here.


Registrations are closed.


Click HERE to watch the recording of the web streaming.


1. Welcome, by Dirk BECKERS - CINEA

2. European energy infrastructure policy context, by Lukasz KOLINSKI - DG ENER

3. Priorities of the CEF Energy Multi Annual Work programme and 2021 Call for proposals for Projects of Common Interest, by Vasil STOYNOV - DG ENER

4. 2021 Call for proposals: Evaluation process and Award criteria, by Beatrice CODA, Head of Unit, and Kristiina URPALAINEN-MENON - CINEA

5. Introduction to CEF 2 Legal provisions (Model Grant Agreement), by Adriana TURLAN - CINEA

6. Budget management in proposals, by Ona KOSTINAITĖ-GRINKEVIČIENĖ - CINEA

7. Preparing a successful proposal, by Lena STROESSNER - CINEA

8. Overview of the Participant Portal, by Olivier MARGANNE - Funding and Tenders Portal team : Video


After the event, free access to the recordings of all the sessions will be available on this page. The presentations and other material will also be available for download. The participants will have a possibility to ask their questions related to the 2021 call via email to CINEA-CEF-ENERGY-CALLS@ec.europa.euand on using the hashtag #CEFEnergyPrepStudies. Possible unanswered questions will be collected and used to feed the FAQ document on the Funding & Tender Portal.

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