Connecting Europe Facility - Energy

The Connecting Europe Facility aims to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It is divided into the three sectors: transport, energy and digital (telecommunications).

An indicative budget of €800 million is available for the 2017 Call for Proposals.

The CEF has an overall budget of €29.3 billion to invest, of which, €5.85 billion is available for energy infrastructure.

Financial assistance will not exceed 50% of the eligible cost of studies and/or works.

Funding rates may be increased to a maximum of 75% for actions which provide a high degree of regional or EU-wide security of supply, strengthen the solidarity of the EU or comprise highly innovative solutions.