Fabian Demicoli

Funding: Intelligent Energy Europe 2012

The EU's Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme has become the main EU instrument to catalyse the spread of the efficient use of energy, greater use of renewable energy sources and more efficient transport. All legal entities, public or private, from the Member States and a number of associate countries that have the financial, technical and operational capacity to complete the action to be supported can participate in a consortium.


Actions that will be supported are the promotion of increased energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources by overcoming non-technological barriers (legal, financial, institutional, cultural and social barriers) as per objectives set in the IEE work programme 2012. The project has to have clear objectives, high impact and clear European added value. The consortium has to consist of at least 3 partner organisations from 3 different eligible countries. The project budget is usually between € 0.5 – 2.5 million and the funding for the project is maximum three years. Under the IEE the EU can co-fund up to 75% of the total eligible costs.

The 2012 call is currently out. The deadline is 8 May 2012, 17:00 CET.  For more information kindly visit: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/call_for_proposals/index_en.htm

The application forms and guide for proposers available online. You will need these resources to submit or participate in an IEE project. Please find them here: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/call_for_proposals/call_library_en.htm


1 SAVE: Energy efficiency   

1 SAVE – Industrial excellence in energy

2 SAVE – Consumer behaviour

3 SAVE – Energy services

2 ALTENER: New and renewable energy resources   

1 ALTENER – Electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-e)

2 ALTENER – Bioenergy

3 STEER: Energy in transport  

1 STEER – Energy-efficient transport

2 STEER – Clean and energy-efficient vehicles

4 Integrated Initiatives   

1 Energy-efficient Public Spending Initiative

2 Local Energy Leadership

3 Mobilising Local Energy Investments

4 Energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings

5 Build Up Skills

The call document with all the information about the above mentioned priorities can be downloaded here: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/files/call_for_proposals/call_2012_en.pdf

Let yourself be inspired by the 44 past projects: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/27&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Take a look at the presentations given during the 2011 European info day to get a clearer idea: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/events/infodays_en.htm

Further information about this programme may be accessed by contacting directly Mr. Salvatore Morgan at the Ministry of Finance on


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