EC Agency INEA replaced by CINEA
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) was replaced by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) on 1 April 2021.
The new Agency will have a key role in supporting the European Green Deal, with a focus on creating synergies to support a sustainable, connected, and decarbonised Europe. CINEA will continue to manage existing projects, and start implementing new 2021-2027 programmes delivering on the necessary actions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050.
For the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which supports the deployment of infrastructure across Europe, CINEA will continue to manage CEF Transport and Energy.
CINEA will also continue to manage the implementation of the Innovation Fund, a key funding instrument supporting the European Commission's strategic vision of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.
Under the Horizon Europe programme, the new Agency will implement the Climate, Energy and Mobility cluster, thus adding Climate to its existing Horizon 2020 Energy and Transport portfolio.
Furthermore, one of the major events organised by the Commission on green energy is landing as well at CINEA: the European Sustainable Energy Week, the ideal platform to share ideas and knowhow, and forge alliances about an Energy Union.
CINEA will run between 2021 and 2027 with over 500 staff and a budget of around €52 billion.
Access CINEA website here.
Source: European Commission @ European Union 1995-2021