C-Energy 2020 Project

C-ENERGY 2020 V2 is a 18-month Coordination and Support Action having three specific objectives:

  • ensuring high quality Energy NCP services for Horizon 2020 and related programmes applicants;
  • lowering entry barriers for Energy NCPs approaching EU Framework Programmes for R&I for the first time;
  • Consolidating the network of Energy NCPs.

The Project, builds up on the experience of the previous C-Energy and C-Energy+ and C-Energy2020 projects.

Throughout its implementation, the C-ENERGY 2020 V2 project will take into consideration the major changes the new EU R&I Framework Programme 2014-20 ‘Horizon 2020’ brought about the Energy NCP mandate.

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H2020 Energy

The Energy Societal Challenge in H2020, the EU R&I funding programme 2014-20, is one of the most important in terms of earmarked budget (€ 5,9 bn) over the next 7 years. This reflects the special attention the European Commission attaches to the shift towards an energy secure, competitive, climate resilient and low-carbon economy.

This energy transition is underpinned by the EU 2020 and 2030 energy and climate objectives and is part of the longer term EU strategy for the emissions reduction by 2050 (80-95% compared to 1990 levels).

The launch of the European Energy Union package in February 2015 confirmed that energy is a top priority for the European Commission that set the ambitious goal for the EU to become 'the world number one in renewable energies'

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Information and networking morning “Sustainable energy and SMEs: current and future EU support measures”

Horizon 2020 “Secure, clean and efficient energy”, with a budget of around €6bn from 2014 to 2020, is the EU’s Research and Innovation funding programme for energy. The H2020 Energy National Contact Points invite you to attend the “Information and Networking Morning” event during EUSEW 2019 to discover the remaining funding opportunities in H2020 Energy […]

Deadline: 27.08.2019

Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition

Support for the opening of low-carbon energy research databases in Europe

ERA-NET Co-Fund Enhanced cooperation in Digitalisation of Energy Systems and Networks

Support to the realisation of the Implementation Plans of the SET Plan

European Pre-Commercial Procurement Programme for Wave Energy Research &Development

Integrated solutions for flexible operation of fossil fuel power plants through power-to-X-to-power and/or energy storage

Low carbon industrial production using CCUS

Development of solutions based on renewable sources that provide flexibility to the energy system

Development of next generation biofuel and alternative renewable fuel technologies for aviation and shipping

Converting Sunlight to storable chemical energy

Solar Energy in Industrial Processes


Deadline 3.09.2019

The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions

Mitigating household energy poverty

Decarbonisation of the EU building stock: innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for buildings renovation

Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance

Aggregation - Project Development Assistance

Enabling next-generation of smart energy services valorising energy efficiency and flexibility at demand-side as energy resource

Socio-economic research conceptualising and modelling energy efficiency and energy demand

Supporting public authorities to implement the Energy Union

Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Integrated home renovation services

Stimulating demand for sustainable energy skills in the construction sector

Upgrading smartness of existing buildings through innovations for legacy equipment

Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification

Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery

Capacity building programmes to support implementation of energy audits

Innovative financing for energy efficiency investments


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