Energy Efficiency

Application open for grants to SMEs to increase energy efficiency

eenergy call application grants to SMEs to increase energy efficiency

Photo: Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay


March 6, 2024



comments icon




March 6, 2024



comments icon



Small and medium-sized enterprises in countries participating in the European Union’s Single Market Program can apply to get support to improve their energy efficiency performances. They include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey.

The EENergy project is funded by the EU’s Single Market Program (SMP). It supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are working on action plans to improve their energy efficiency performances.

EENergy will be executed by and with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) which, since 2008, has been supporting European SMEs in growing, scaling, and reaching their business goals. The EEN is the world’s largest SME support network, present in 39 countries in Europe with around 300 publicly financed regional support nodes for SMEs.

The EENerg project aims to support at least 1,800 small and medium-sized enterprises

The project aims to support at least 1,800 SMEs including through EEN sustainability support services. Nine hundred of them will also receive direct financial support, the open call reads.

To ensure a fair geographical spread across eligible countries, the organization targets a minimum representation of 2% from each SMP country.

Direct financial support, realized through investments in technological solutions and access to dedicated consultancy and upskilling expertise, aims to lead to an efficiency performance improvement of at least 5% for the participating SMEs, according to the call.

Applications can be submitted until April 15

The financial support is limited to EUR 10,000. Applications can be submitted until April 15 (instructions for applicants).

All eligible SMEs that respond to the call, regardless of the outcome of the funding selection process, will be supported by their sustainability advisor and receive a detailed benchmark to identify their weaknesses and areas of opportunity.

The EENergy Open Call is for any SME incorporated until end-2022 and operating and registered in a country that is part of the EU’s SMP.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Heat pumps and electric cars expected to bring small rise in power demand for Greece

Heat pumps, electric cars expected to contribute little to power demand growth in Greece

10 July 2024 - Contrary to earlier estimates, heat pumps and electric cars are not expected to significantly raise electricity demand in Greece.

vinca beo cista energija waste to energy facility

Beo Čista Energija officially starts producing energy from waste at Vinča landfill in Belgrade

03 July 2024 - Beo Čista Energija started the waste incineration in February 2023 as a final phase of testing its waste-to-energy facility

Zoran Lajovic Metalfe Group

Green Steel from Sremska Mitrovica – responsible industry for sustainable future

24 June 2024 - Serbian company Metalfer Group, whose production portfolio includes the so-called Metalfer® Green Steel, has demonstrated that steelmaking can be sustainable and responsible

Milos Mladenovic, SEEPEX

D&G ideas as a response to the challenges of the energy transition or how we came to love Baudrillard

13 June 2024 - We discussed the European electricity market post-energy crisis, delving into its causes, as well as future trends in the energy market and global economy development, with SEEPEX director, Miloš Mladenović