Donor: European Commission - CEF
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: CEF-E-2023-CBRENEW-PREPSTUDIES
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 09.01.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 1.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

The objective of this call is to support preparatory studies as per Article 7(3) of the CEF Regulation, e.g. to develop and identify CB RES projects. Such studies can assist project promoters in selecting the best project concept and setting up the cooperation agreement, allowing for projects to be supported prior to having acquired the official status of a CB RES project (CB RES status).

The purpose of support for preparatory studies is 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.

Applications related to preparatory studies must comply with the CEF Regulation and with the specific conditions set out in this call. Proposals contributing to the development of the future CB RES project generation delivering in any of the RES technologies as defined in Article 2 of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU)are eligible.

2) Eligibility

Applications are welcome from legal entities (public or private bodies) registered in the eligible countries.

3) Location

Actions must take place in EU member states as well as Ukraine and Moldova.

4) Budget

Total available funding is €1,000,000.

5) Application

Applicants are invited to submit their proposals by 9 January 2024. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.

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