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  • CEF – Preparatory studies cross-broder RES projects – 2021

Funds for: contributing to a cost-effective achievement of renewables target by 2030 in the EU and create an enabling framework for regional and cross-border cooperation on renewables.

Priorities and funded actions:


  • To promote cross-border cooperation between Member States in the field of planning, development and the cost-effective exploitation of renewable energy sources;
  • To facilitate the Member States’ integration through energy storage facilities;
  • To contribute to the Union’s long term decarbonisation strategy;
  • To complete the internal energy market and enhance the security of supply;
  • To assist project promoters in selecting the best project concept and to set up the cooperation agreement.


  • Supporting both EU Member States and private project promoters in order to:
    • advance cooperation ideas,
    • create momentum amongst involved skateholders,
    • generate a pipeline of cross-border renewable projects.

Among financed actions

  • Pre-feasability study;
  • Technical, economic or legal support in setting up or advancing cross-border cooperation;
  • Exploring the possible sites in the territory of Member States (or third countries) in order to determine the hosting and participating countries;
  • Investigation of the best form of support, such as the auctionning and tendering set-up.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 24 months.


  • Be legal entities (public or private);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.


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Sectors: Energy, Environment

Beneficiaries: All beneficiaries

Regions: European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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