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Call for proposalsClosed

2020 CEF Telecom Call - Cybersecurity (CEF-TC-2020-2)


Publication date
28 February 2020
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
25 June 2020, 00:00 (CEST)
Programme Sector
  • Digital
  • Connecting Europe Facility 1


The 2020 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call makes an indicative €10.5 million of funding available for proposals in this area.

To get started with your application, we suggest that you consult the list of relevant documents and information for the calls as provided below:

  • read the call text and Work Programme sections relevant to your call
  • review the application forms, Guide for Applicants and FAQs
  • consult the background documents and other information

Then you can apply online using the TENtec eSubmission system.

For all questions related to the call, please check the call FAQ or contact the INEA-CEF-TELECOM-CALLSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Topic%20of%20the%20question) (helpdesk).

Watch 2020-1 CEF Telecom call virtual Info Day & find the presentations here.

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2020 CEF Telecom Calls

Indicative Call Timeline


Call opening

30 June 2020

Deadline for submission

Closed 5 November 2020

Evaluation of proposals

November 2020 - January 2021

Consultation of the CEF Committee

March - April 2021

Information to the European Parliament

April 2021

Adoption of the Selection Decision

April 2021

Preparation and signature of grant agreements

Between May and August 2021
List of proposals selected for co-funding Available here


Work Programme  

 2019 - 2020 CEF Telecom Work Programme

Available here
Call for Proposals documents  
2020 CEF Telecom Call for Proposals – Cybersecurity Call text


Application Forms


Apply online - TENtec eSubmission

This call is now closed

Application Form Part A - Updated

For reference only: electronic submission of Part A using the eSubmission module is mandatory

Available here

Application Form Part B

Available here

Application Form Part C

Available here

Application Form Part D - Updated

Available here

Confirmation letter OES - Objective 1 - Mandatory for OESs - updated 23 October

Available here

Self-declaration ISAC - Objective 1 - Mandatory for ISACs

Available here

Self-declaration - Objective 4 - Mandatory for CABs Available here
Confirmation letter - Objective 4 - Mandatory for NCCAs in the process of being designated Available here

Guidance Documents


Guide for Applicants 

Available here

Application checklist Available here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Available here

Background Documents & useful info

Common to all calls

CEF Digital Single Web Portal Available here

CEF Regulation

Available here

Telecommunications Regulation

Available here

EU Financial Regulation

Available here

Model Grant Agreement

Available here

Privacy statement

Available here

Commission Decision on the reimbursement of personnel costs Available here
List of national contact points for CEF Telecom Available here
Call specific - Cybersecurity  
NIS Directive Available here
EU Cybersecurity Act Available here
Cyber Blueprint Available here
EU Cybersecurity Strategy Available here
ISAC Facilities Manager Available here here