Every year, the Commission calls on Member States to express their interest in participating as contributing and/or host Member State in RENEWFM grant award procedures. This is done through a letter by the Commissioner to the energy ministers and a template questionnaire. The questionnaire is to be filled by the national authorities and it is not binding, but only indicates the preferences of the country.
The information required from the host/contributing countries at the stage of expression of interest is defined in art. 7 of the RENEWFM Regulation.
The chart below shows the steps that compose the Expression of Interest phase. Based on that the European Commission launches a call or several calls for proposals.
Below you can find the indicative schedule for the upcoming calls:
December 2021-March 2022
First call for expression of interest
March 2022-December 2022
First half 2023
First call for proposals
TO BE CONFIRMED