Secure, Clean and Efficiency Energy: new calls for proposals are open

EU funding opportunities

On 25 January 2018 the new call for Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency project proposals has opened.  With a budget of over €212M for 2018 and 2019, the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy topics offer plenty of opportunities for innovative project proposals to receive funding.

The Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency call 2018-2020 provides support for innovation through:

  • Research and demonstration of more energy-efficient technologies and solutions;
  • Market uptake measures to remove market and governance barriers by addressing financing, regulations and the improvement of skills and knowledge.

Proposals can be submitted on the following six areas of funding:

  • Buildings

LC-SC3-EE-1-2018-2019-2020: Decarbonisation of the EU building stock: innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for buildings renovation 

LC-SC3-EE-2-2018-2019: Integrated home renovation services 

LC-SC3-EE-5-2018-2019-2020: Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification


  • Industry, products and services

LC-SC3-EE-6-2018-2019-2020: Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery 

LC-SC3-EE-8-2018-2019: Capacity building programmes to support implementation of energy audits 

  • Public Authorities

LC-SC3-EE-14-2018-2019-2020: Socio-economic research conceptualising and modelling energy efficiency and energy demand 

LC-SC3-EE-15-2018: New energy label driving and boosting innovation in products energy efficiency 

LC-SC3-EE-16-2018-2019-2020: Supporting public authorities to implement the Energy Union 

  • Consumers

LC-SC3-EC-1-2018-2019-2020: The role of consumers in changing the market through informed decision and collective actions 

LC-SC3-EC-2-2018-2019-2020: Mitigating household energy poverty 

LC-SC3-EE-13-2018-2019-2020: Enabling next-generation of smart energy services valorising energy efficiency and flexibility at demand-side as energy resource 

  • Finance

LC-SC3-EE-9-2018-2019: Innovative financing for energy efficiency investments 

LC-SC3-EE-10-2018-2019-2020: Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance 

LC-SC3-EE-11-2018-2019-2020: Aggregation – Project Development Assistance 

Calls features different type of actions, which correspond a EU funding rate:

For Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and Coordination and Support Action (CSA) the funding rate is 100%; Innovation Action (IA) the contribution is 70% of eligible costs.


The deadline for submitting proposals is on the 4 September 2018.

More information are available on the Participant Portal


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