Intelligent Energy Europe III is a successor of Intelligent Energy Europe II, a programme aimed at helping organisations willing to improve energy sustainability. It supports energy efficiency and renewable energy policies with a view to reaching EU 2020 energy and climate targets.

2014 - 2020
Application Deadline
29 Oct 2013
Who can apply? Countries
Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Corporations, SMEs, Associations Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Contribution to the removal of market barriers that obstruct the efficient use of energy and an increased use of renewable energy sources.


IEE III will focus on three areas:

  1. Technical support for specific activities promoting efficient development and implementation of EU policies and legislations on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
  2. Capacity-building, addressing public acceptance, knowledge transfer and skills improvement;
  3. Provision of financing to mobilise investments and make energy efficiency and renewable energy projects bankable. This will be via provision of project development assistance, ‘business’ and ‘investments’ capacity building and dialogue with project promoters, policy makers and investors/financiers. Specific attention will be given to the retail financial institutions and market-based financing mechanisms.
Contact point

General enquiries about IEE:

For more information, please send an e-mail to or contact one of the IEE specialists:

European Commission
EACI Agency
1049 Brussels

Information regarding potential applications:

National contacts can help applicants with the preparation of applications for funding. This includes advice on technical and administrative questions of the call for proposals, partner search, national priorities, and matching national co-financing possibilities, where applicable. The list of all national contacts is available here