Donor: European Commission (EC) - Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
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%


  • 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

This call for proposals aims at financing projects contributing to the goals and objectives of the European Green Deal, as well as the Paris Agreement and the 2030 climate and energy targets and the EU’s mid-term and long-term objectives in terms of decarbonisation, in accordance with recitals 5 and 30 of the CEF Regulation and in line with the Multi-annual Work Programme. It is expected that the financial assistance under this call contributes to the further identification and development of the envisaged CB RES projects. Cross-border RES projects are expected to contribute to a cost-effective achievement of renewables target by 2030 in the EU (as referred to in Article 3 of Directive 2018/2001/EC) and to the strategic uptake of renewables technologies and is an integral element of the enabling framework for regional and cross-border cooperation on renewables.

Examples of activities, which could be part of studies as per Article 7 (3) of the CEF Regulation, include:

  • pre-feasibility studies, used to start exploring (mainly through desktop studies) the possible geographical sites;
  • exploratory tasks to assess the overall cost and benefits of the project; first evaluation of overall cost and benefits of the project, including cost of energy generation, system integration, cost of support, greenhouse gas emissions, security of supply, air and other local pollution, innovation;
  • 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 elements;
  • 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.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to legal entities (public or private bodies).

3) Location

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

4) Budget

Total available funding is €1,000,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 09 January 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time. A full proposal must be submitted online. All application templates can be downloaded at the given website.

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