Energy Info Day for call 2014 Connecting Europe Facility

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) organises a Energy Info Day for the Call for Proposals 2014. The event, which will take place on May 23, 2014 in Brussels, will present the priorities for the 2014 CEF Energy call for proposals. This is the first call under the new European programme CEF.

CEF was set up for the period 2014-2020 to provide the EU financial assistance to projects of common interest in transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure sectors, in order to accelerate investment in the trans-European networks and to exploit potential synergies between these sectors.

In the energy sector, CEF will, in particular, support projects in electricity and gas in order to achieve the following objectives:
• increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders;
• enhancing Union security of energy supply;
• contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment - including by the integration of energy from renewable sources and by the development of smart energy networks.

In addition to the information on the priorities of the 2014 calls and the policy context, the Info Day will also provide participants with practical information about how to prepare a successful proposal and other background information relevant to the application and evaluation process. The deadline to register is May 20, 2014.

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