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DIGITAL Call dedicated to the Common European Reference Framework for energy-saving applications

This brokerage event aims to create a forum for potential applicants to discuss ideas and cooperation opportunities, as well as to clarify potential questions they might have on the call text.


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The Digitalisation of Energy Action Plan adopted on 18 October 2022, called for the development of a Common European Reference Framework (CERF), including an open-source reference implementation, for a consumer application that allows for voluntary reductions in energy consumption and thereby help reduce energy costs.

To support this work, DG Connect initiated the DIGITAL call for the EU Energy Saving Reference Framework - launched on 11 May 2023, open until 26 September 2023. The objective of this call for proposals is to establish and promote the widespread adoption of a Common European Reference Framework (CERF) for energy-saving applications throughout the EU. This framework will include an open-source reference implementation, for energy and cost saving consumer applications. This reference framework is designed for integration into both commercial and non-commercial applications.

The first part of the brokerage event will be dedicated to the presentation of the call by the European Commission representatives, followed by a Q&A session. During the second part of the event attendees are encouraged to share proposal ideas for the call, which may constitute opportunities for consortia formation, and present pitches, as well as information on organisations willing to contribute to the preparation of proposals.

Please inform us by the 26th of June 2023 regarding your willingness to present a pitch (3 minutes) and/or information on your organisation as potential consortium partner (1 minute), at


29 June 2023 - 14.00 - 16.00 CET

Draft agenda

15 minutes

EC Introduction & presentation of the call for proposals

DG Connect

55 minutes

Q&A and pitches presentations

Event attendees & EC services

50 minutes

Discussions and matchmaking activities

Event attendees

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