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March 29, 2010

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» The 2010 call for proposals under the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme is open!

Summary: The objective of the Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme is to contribute to secure, sustainable and competitively priced energy for Europe, by providing for action:

• to foster energy efficiency and the rational use of energy resources;

• to promote new and renewable energy sources and to support energy diversification;

• to promote energy efficiency and the use of new and renewable energy sources in transport.

The Programme in particular contributes to the Energy Policy for Europe, including the EU action plan for energy-efficiency and the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.

Intelligent Energy – Europe covers action in the following fields:

• Energy efficiency and rational use of resources – SAVE (Energy-efficient buildings, Consumer behaviour);

• New and renewable energy resources – ALTENER (RES electricity, RES in buildings, Bioenergy);

• Energy in transport – STEER (Energy-efficient transport, Capacity-building and learning on energy aspects of transport);

• Integrated activities (Local energy leadership, Strengthening capacities for financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in housing);

Some € 56 million will be made available, supporting up to 75% of the eligible project costs. Any public or private organisation from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Croatia can apply.

What will be funded: Capacity building; building and spreading of know-how, skills and methods; exchanges of experience; development of market and intelligence; policy input; awareness raising and information provision; and education and training.

What will not be funded: “Hardware” type investments, demonstration projects, or technical research & development projects on energy efficiency and renewables.

What does a project need to be eligible for IEE funding?

• Clear objectives, high impact, European added value;

• At least 3 partner organisations from 3 different eligible countries;

• Maximum funding period 3 years;

• Budget usually between €0.5 – €2.5 million;

Deadline: 24th June 2010, 17:00 CET.

Funder Link: For further information, please refer to IEE website.

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

April 24, 2009

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» INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE II: ENERGY IN TRANSPORT 2009 CALL

INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE II

ENERGY IN TRANSPORT: 2009 CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND TENDERS

The 2009 Call was launched on 31 March 2009, with a closing date of 25 June 2009. Energy in Transport (STEER) has an indicative budget of around €14.00 million to be made available as grants or through calls for tender to fund projects tackling non-technological barriers to the uptake of renewable and energy efficiency measures in the action lines:

Submission deadline: 25 June 2009

Call for Proposals

Alternative fuels and energy efficient vehicles: €2.0 million

Energy efficient transport: €7.6 million

Capacity building in transport for existing local and regional agencies: €1.2 million

Calls for Tender

Energy efficient transport: €3.1 million

Projects may address any mode(s), except for aviation and long distance maritime transport.

So far, Energy in Transport has received fewer applications than any other area of the IEE Programme – so this represents a significant funding opportunity.

Funding is not for research, technology development or hardware investments – but for activities that support:

· Policy input and capacity building

· Development of market intelligence

· Development and sharing of knowledge, skills and methods

· Awareness raising, information provision, education and training

In areas such as:

· Promoting less car-dependent life-styles

· Increasing the quality and promoting collective transport

· Safe walking and cycling

· Energy efficiency in the freight sector

· Eco-driving

· Transport demand management initiatives

· Joint procurement

Funding available: Funding covers up to 75% of all eligible project costs.

Projects funded in the past range from sustainable planning and innovation for bicycles to policy strategies for alternative automotive concepts and alternative fuels. For further information have a look at the IEE’s database of projects

Further Information

Information on the Call is published on IEE website.

You can also download the presentations from the Information Days held in Brussels and London

For members of staff seeking further information on the IEE programme, or any other sources of European funding, please contact the European Office

April 20, 2009

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» Intelligent Energy – Europe programme 2009

The 2009 Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) Call for Proposals is now open!

At a time when the world leaders are exploring the options for restoring consumers’ confidence and giving new stimulus to the global economy, here is a tangible opportunity for forward-looking organisations in the EU to create new jobs and help to tackle climate change.

Deadline for submission: 25 June, 2009 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

With some € 65 million available for actions in the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy-efficient transport, this may be the opportunity to have your next European project funded.

Grants awarded under this scheme may cover up to 75% of the eligible project costs.

Eligible activities

The IEE programme does not fund technical RTD projects. The IEE acts as a catalyst for socio-economic, market, regulatory, policy and institutional changes (e.g., international transfer of experience, promotion of best practice, education and training, institutional capacity building, information dissemination, creation of new standards and norms, etc.)

Partner requirements

Each project requires a different set of partners with specific knowledge, capacities, roles and geographical location to be able to deliver its objectives. In most cases, successful proposals involve more than the required minimum number of 3 partners. The average is between 8 and 9 partners. You must demonstrate your proposal will have a European impact.

Sounds interesting? Then take the time to go through the call documentation on the IEE website and remember: this is a highly competitive process, so only the best proposals will succeed!

The EACI press release announcing the call is available here

If you wish to obtain further information and support on the IEE programme, or any other sources of European funding, please contact the European Office

April 6, 2009

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» Intelligent Energy – Europe programme 2009

The 2009 Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) Call for Proposals is now open!

At a time when the world leaders are exploring the options for restoring consumers’ confidence and giving new stimulus to the global economy, here is a tangible opportunity for forward-looking organisations in the EU to create new jobs and help to tackle climate change.

Deadline for submission: 25 June, 2009 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

With some € 65 million available for actions in the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy-efficient transport, this may be the opportunity to have your next European project funded.

Grants awarded under this scheme may cover up to 75% of the eligible project costs.

Eligible activities

The IEE programme does not fund technical RTD projects. The IEE acts as a catalyst for socio-economic, market, regulatory, policy and institutional changes (e.g., international transfer of experience, promotion of best practice, education and training, institutional capacity building, information dissemination, creation of new standards and norms, etc.)

Partner requirements

Each project requires a different set of partners with specific knowledge, capacities, roles and geographical location to be able to deliver its objectives. In most cases, successful proposals involve more than the required minimum number of 3 partners. The average is between 8 and 9 partners. You must demonstrate your proposal will have a European impact.

Sounds interesting? Then take the time to go through the call documentation on the IEE website and remember: this is a highly competitive process, so only the best proposals will succeed!

The EACI press release announcing the call is available here

If you wish to obtain further information and support on the IEE programme, or any other sources of European funding, please contact the European Office

April 10, 2008

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» UK National Information Day on the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (Event)

Funding Source: Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)

Summary:

The UK National Information Day on the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme will take place in London on Wednesday 23rd April. The event will include presentations from William Gillett from the European Commission and from the Energie Helpline team who are the UK National Contact Points (NCPs) for the IEE Programme.

The 2008 Call Proposals was launched on 12th March 2008, the call budget is €45 million and the deadline is Thursday 26th June 2008.

It is anticipated that the 2008 Call for Proposals will be extremely competitive, with the Commission looking for a step change in the quality of proposals and ambition of projects. Given the increase in Commission funding to 75%, there is the likelihood that only about 60 projects will be funded from the 2007 Call, a success rate of about 1 in 7.

Please note that Intelligent Energy – Europe is a non-technological funding programme. The programme cannot fund technological research and demonstration activity. The structure of the UK Information Day is as shown in the table below and the organisers ask you to select which sessions you will attend as part of the registration process.

Session content

Morning session:
  • Introduction to the IEE programme (Helpline team)
  • The detail of the 2008 Call for Proposals (William Gillett – European Commission)
  • Examples of funded projects
Lunchtime networking session:
  • Opportunity to network with other participants and for discussion with the Helpline team.
Afternoon session:
  • Presentations on how to increase your chances of success (Opportunity to discuss proposal development with members of the Helpline team)

If you are thinking of submitting a proposal to the 2008 IEE Call, the Energie Helpline UK would strongly recommend that you watch the recordings of the presentations from the European Information Day as soon as possible in order that you can commence your proposal preparation activity before you attend the UK Information Day. The UK NCP, the Energie Helpline, would be happy to review your proposal summaries now by email.

The UK Information Day is free to attend, is funded by BERR and Defra and organised by the Energie Helpline UK. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please indicate which sessions you will be attending. The registration form includes a question on which aspects of the proposal preparation process you would like covered in the afternoon sessions. Your responses will allow the presentation content to be designed to meet your needs.

Event Date: 23 April 2008

Relevant Links:

The IEE Call documents can be downloaded here

The European Information Day on 31st January 2008 provided considerable information on the 2008 Call, including a Q&A; session. This information, including recordings of the presentations, can be viewed here

To register for the London event, click here

March 14, 2008

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» Intelligent Energy Europe – Call for Proposals 2008

Funding Source: Intelligent Energy – Europe

Summary:

The call for proposals 2008 was published on 12 March, opening this year’s application period for Intelligent Energy – Europe funding.

Around €45 million is available to co-finance European projects for the promotion of energy efficiency and renewables, and the setting up of local or regional energy agencies.

Successful applicants can expect to receive financial support covering up to 75% of the eligible costs.

What will be funded? Capacity building; building and spreading of know-how, skills and methods; exchanges of experience; development of market and intelligence; policy input; awareness raising and information provision; and education and training.

The IEE programme does not fund: Hardware-type investments, demonstration projects, or technical research & development projects on energy efficiency and renewables.

Eligibility Criteria: Any public or private organisation from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Croatia can apply. Projects must have at least 3 partner organisations from 3 different countries.

Sum: Budget usually between € 0.5 – 2.5 million (mainly staff costs). Maximum funding period 3 years.

Deadline: Thursday 26 June 2008 at 5pm (Brussels time)

Funder and Scheme Link: IEE

IEE Info Days

Want to learn more about the 2008 call? Attend the IEE Info Days!

A series of national info days are currently being organised across the EU to give you essential information and advice on how to develop a good project proposal and apply successfully.

In addition, you can also download all presentations and video recordings from the European Info Day, which was organised back in January in Brussels.

For more information, please click here