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CEF – Electricity, Gas, Smart Grids and CO₂ networks – Studies – 2022

CEF - Electricity, Gas, Smart Grids and CO₂ networks, aiming at supporting and contributing to the implementation of PCIs.

800 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors All sectors Cooperation & Development Other Research & Innovation
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
  • Member States
  • EEA countries
  • Countries associated to the CEF Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To enable PCIs (Projects of Common Interest) to be implemented within the framework of the deployment of trans-European networks in the energy sector
  • To support energy infrastructure PCIs that have significant socio-economic benefits and ensure greater solidarity among Member States


To support the implementation of PCIs within the framework of the deployment of trans-European networks in the energy sector.

Among financed actions

  • Activities needed to prepare PCI implementation, such as preparatory, mapping, feasibility, evaluation, testing and validation studies, including in the form of software
  • Technical support measure, including prior action to define and develop a PCI and decide on its financing, such as reconnaissance of the sites concerned and preparation of the financial package

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: to be fixed in the Grant Agreement (up to 31.12.2028)


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Total budget of the call: 800 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic: distributed between the call topics depending on the proposals received
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 70%

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