ERA-NET SES RegSys - 1st Joint Call for Proposals

Joint call of €33.3 million for transnational projects in smart, integrated regional energy systems

Verfügbarkeit: 23.05.2018 14:00 bis 02.11.2018 14:00

The European Union emphasizes the need to fundamentally transform our energy systems towards a sustainable, low carbon and climate-friendly economy. Innovative and competitive European companies should provide technology and services to deliver energy efficiency and low carbon energy solutions, inside and outside Europe. The European Union’s target is to become a leading region in renewable energy, reducing its dependency on fossil fuels and cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030. ERA-Net SES aims to contribute to this process, and especially Action 4 of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan: "To increase the resilience and security of the energy system”.

The focus of the ERA-Net SES 2018 joint call (RegSys) is to support RDI initiatives contributing to the development of Integrated Local and Regional Energy Systems, and find solutions to efficiently provide, host and utilize high shares of renewables, up to and beyond 100% in the local or regional supply by 2030. Projects are asked to identify and address specific critical needs within a regional/local energy system, and to involve "need-owner(s)” and relevant stakeholders in co-creating Solutions.

ERA - Net Smart Energy Systems (ERA - Net  SES) is a European joint programming platform of 30 national and regional funding partners. The total available budget for the 2018 joint transnational call for Regional Energy Systems projects in Europe, the REGSYS joint call, is 33.3 Mio € including EU co -fund contribution.


On top of national eligibility criteria, a project must be transnational by nature, involving at least two independent entities and from at least two different countries of the ERA-Net SES RegSys partners.
Projects must submit a Project outline prior to the deadline (11 September 2018, 14:00 CEST).

Call procedure timings
Project Outlines (transnationale Vorlage) müssen spätestens bis  11.September 2018, 14:00 CEST via eCall eingelangt sein!
Nationale Projektanträge (FFG-template) müssen spätestens am 2. November
2018, 14:00 CET via eCall eingelangt sein!


Project outline deadline (mandatory)    11 September 2018, 14:00 CEST
Preliminary eligibiltiy check 18 September 2018
Compulsory advisory period  18 September – 2 November 2018
Proposal deadline      2 November 2018, 14:00 CET
Expected funding decision feedback 8 March 2019
Expected project start           Before 15 December 2019


All applications, both project outline and full project proposals, are managed and submitted through the central ERA-Net SES RegSys Electronic Submission System available at, with the exception of specific national/ regional documentation requirements.

Project outline
The Project outline is a prerequisite for submitting a full project proposal.
Only consortia that have submitted a project outline are eligible to submit a full project proposal.


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