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CEF – CEF2 Energy – Cross-border renewable energy preparatory studies – 2023

Connecting Europe Facility - CEF is a crucial EU financial tool for implementing the European Green Deal and a significant facilitator for the Union's 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation goals. It encourages the creation of trans-European networks for transportation, energy, and digital services that are highly effective, environmentally friendly, and effectively integrated.

1 million euro

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Program Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Energy Environment & Climate Research & Innovation
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Candidate countries, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


To support preparatory studies as per Article 7 (3) of the CEF Regulation,  that demonstrate in its scope the link to planning or deployment of renewable energy.


To overcome the obstacles that have in the past prevented cooperation projects from going ahead, such as uncertainty on the allocation of costs and benefits between involved Member States or the additional complexity of setting up cross-border support.

Among financed actions

  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Exploratory tasks to assess the overall cost and benefits of the project
  • Analysis of wider system-related aspects e.g. aspects of market and grid
    integration, grid financing aspects, the integration of additional storage
    investments, or of transport and/or digital related investments for synergetic
  • Identification of possible financing sources, assessing Power Purchase
    Agreement (PPA) potential
  • Communication and stakeholder involvement activities
  • Cooperation activities between Member States, including the assessment of
    cost-benefit sharing

Additional information

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


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Total budget of the call: 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: 50% of the total eligible costs

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