Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)

IEE at a glance

The 2007-2013 Intelligent Energy - Europe programme forms part of the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). Its global budget of €730 million is used to support European projects under annual calls for project proposals. Funding covers up to 75% of the eligible project costs.

Do you want to participate?

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You currently have the opportunity to have your project supported by the EU's Intelligent Energy - Europe programme. The call for proposals is published annually and is available on our website.

For more information about the IEE programme, please visit the IEE website.

Learn more about IEE priorities

The IEE Info Day provides participants with a wealth of information. You can learn more about the IEE priorities by visiting our info day section. Attending this event helps you develop a good proposal and increases your chances of applying successfully.

It is complemented by national info days in each of the IEE countries, organised by the national contact points (NCP). You can find out more about the 2012 IEE Info Day on the IEE website.

The ManagEnergy Partner Search tool is available to help you find project partners from across Europe.

The IEE Mag, the quarterly newsletter of the EACI, and other IEE publications can be found in the Publications and Videos section of the Intelligent Energy - Europe Library web page. If you would like to receive the quarterly newsletter "IEE the Mag" and other updates in relation to the IEE Programme, please click here to subscribe online.

Who can participate?

Any private or public organisation established in the European Union, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway can respond to a call for proposals with projects designed to help deliver on the EU’s energy and climate change objectives. Normally running for two to three years, projects need to involve at least three partners from three countries.

Selection process

Applications compete for funding. The IEE is looking for creative ideas to achieve the EU’s targets for 2020. Projects should have a significant impact on the market and could include: knowledge transfer from one part of the European Union to another on how to improve processes; helping the different decision making organisations understand each other better; building confidence and understanding in the market, which is essential to the sector’s growth.


The expectation is that chosen projects will act as catalysts, triggering spin-offs. It is important that what is done well can be replicated and transferred to other countries. Projects with high visibility, making technologies as widely available as possible and creating the right market conditions for their use, will interest the IEE, as will those which identify where the market is failing and address those failures.

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