14/10/2021: Romania, Energy, Research and Development


A new Call for Proposals is launched under the Energy Programme in Romania: 

Research and Development

The Call 5(a) is financed by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA Grants.

The Call 5(b) and the small grants scheme are financed by Norway Grants.

Read the call text in English: Call for Proposals - Research and Development

Read the call text in Romanian: Call for Proposal - Research and Development

See the mandatory attachments and essential reding below. 


Thursday, 14 October 2021, 14:00 (Romanian time)

Projects can last until April 2024 at the latest.

Available funding

In the Call for Proposals, the total amount available is 3,000,000 euro:

  • EEA Grants: 1,500,000 euro
  • Norway Grants: 1,500,000 euro

Between 200,000 euro and 500,000 euro per project.

In the Small Grants Scheme, the total amount available is 1,100,000 euro.

Between 50,000 euro and 200,000 euro per project.


Enhanced research and development capacity on renewable energy (renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security) including the development of technologies/ solutions/ services.

Eligible activities

Projects will develop and implement activities aiming to enhance research and development capacity on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security.

Renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security:

  • Novel technologies for challenges in energy transitions from fossils based to less carbon emissions
  • Research and development related to technologies, equipment, tools, solutions, materials etc. for energy transition
  • Smart grid technologies
  • Energy valorisation of waste
  • Pre-feasibility or feasibility studies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as part of an integrated project

Renewable - Hydropower:

  • Energy generation in non-powered dams originally built for water supply, cooling water for industry or irrigation
  • Safety of classical hydro power stations operated for designed conditions
  • Safety of old hydro power stations against the effect of natural hazards
  • Pump storage plants

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants are any entity, private or public, commercial or non-commercial, and non-governmental organisations, established as legal person in Romania for at least 3 years at the date of the deadline of the call.

The Romanian enterprise applies on behalf of the partners in the projects.

Who can be partner? 

EEA Grants:

Call 5(a): Eligible partners are any private or public entity, commercial or non-commercial, established as a legal person in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein or in Romania. 

Norway Grants: 

Call 5(b): Eligible partners are any private or public entity, commercial or non-commercial, established as a legal person in Norway or in Romania. 

Small Grants Scheme: Eligible partners are any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, established as a legal person in Norway or in Romania.


Mandatory attachments to the project application

1. Expected outcomes of the implementation of the project (template)

2. Detailed Activity Based Budget (DABB) and financial projections for the project, in signed PDF format and Excel file (template)

3. Disbursement Plan (template)

4. Project Implementation Plan (template)

5. Procurement Plan (template)

6. Letter of Commitment (template)

7. Project Document (to be submitted only by non-economic operators,
e.g. public authorities and NGOs without economic activities) - (template)


Business Plan (to be submitted only by entities involved in economic activities) - (template)

8. Draft Partnership Agreement (if relevant) (template)

9. CVs of the project management team (template)

10. Communication Plan (template)

11. If the Applicant is an undertaking: Self-declaration re. undertaking in difficulty (template)

12. If the Applicant is a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME): Self-declaration re. SME (template).

13. Self-declaration regrading clean tax and criminal records of the Applicant and of its legal representative(s) (template)

If the project includes a partner: Self-declaration regrading clean tax and criminal records of the Partner(s) and of its legal representative(s) (template)

14. Relevant Registration Certificates and statutory documents

a) Applicants – undertakings:
- Certificate of Status (‘Certificat Constatator’) issued by the Romanian Trade Register Office (which should include extensive information about the enterprise’s up to date status).
b) Applicants – NGOs:
- law court decision for the establishment of the NGO.
- latest approved Statute.
- law court decision regarding the latest version of the Statute (if the case).
c) Applicants – public:
- incorporation documents demonstrating that the Applicant is a public authority/entity in Romania, registered in Romania.
d) Partners:
- registration certificate (or similar), issued by the competent authority in the Donor State (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway)/Beneficiary State (Romania).
- latest approved statute (or similar), which proves that the Partner’s main activity is closely related to the activities in which its contribution is proposed.

15. Certified annual financial accounts of the Applicant for 2019 and 2020 (in Romanian) which bears the Applicant’s signature (electronic or handwritten) and the fiscal’s authority registration number (index).

16. Trial balance sheet as per June 2021.

17. Applicant’s annual report (year 2020), the annual report should include (as applicable): the business description/ the activities of the organisation/ the activities of the public institution, management’s analysis, reporting on internal controls, Audit report (if the case), notes to the financial statements, risk control processes and analysis, strategic direction, operational and financial performance, listing of the board and directors of the company/organisation/public institution.”

18. If the Applicant does not recover VAT: Self-declaration on eligibility of VAT (template) 



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