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CEF 2 Energy – Cross-border renewable energy projects – 2021

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level.

1 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Energy
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Economic Area, European Union

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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.
  • Amount of the grant: 1 million euro.
  • Co-financing rate: up to 50% of the total eligible costs.

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