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News article19 September 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

CEF Energy: EUR 1 million to support preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy projects

CB RES Prep Studies 2023

new call for proposals has been launched today under the Connecting Europe Facility programme for Energy, making available EUR 1 million to support preparatory studies for projects before they are included in the Union list of cross-border renewable energy projects.

In particular, the call will contribute to support 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.

The purpose of the call is therefore to overcome the obstacles that, in the past, have prevented cooperation projects from going ahead due to the uncertainty on the allocation of costs and benefits between involved Member States or due to the additional complexity of setting up cross-border support.

Applicants can see and download the call text and templates via the Funding & Tenders Portal. The call will open for submission in the upcoming days, and the deadline to apply is on 9 January 2024 at 17.00 CET.

In this regard, CINEA organises a Virtual Info Day on 5 October to present the policy context of the call, the application and evaluation process, and to provide participants with valuable tips & tricks on writing a successful proposal.