A programme for investing in EU infrastructure, energy and telecommunications.

Duration Amount
2014-2020 €5.85 billion (energy infrastructure)
Application Deadline
29 Oct 2013
Who can apply? Countries
Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Corporations, SMEs 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

The CEF aims at removing financial gaps and network bottlenecks. It is designed to attract private sector investment to infrastructure through a number of financial risk-sharing instruments, including special lending, guarantees and equity investments.


The financial support will be awarded by the European Commission in the form of a grant and through a competitive process. Calls for projects are expected to be organised on a regular basis. All projects will be evaluated by independent experts based on a set of pre-defined criteria. The European Commission, together with an Executive Agency will be responsible for managing technical and financial implementation of the programme.

Contact point

European Commission – Directorate General for Energy
Directorate B - Internal Energy Market
Unit B1 - Internal Market I: Networks & Regional Initiatives