AU-EU Energy System Modelling


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



AU-EU Energy System Modelling


Proposal under this topic should develop and test models for decision makers and planners to design and evaluate energy system(s) with a high penetration of renewable energy generation in African countries through a regional approach.
A focus should be made on the introduction of clean energy technologies.

Detailed Call Description

The topic is contributing to the activities of the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialog (HLPD) Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE) partnership. Current models are based on developed country standard and usage. The development of energy system models tailored to the specific African social, economic and regulatory environment is crucial for energy generation system planning and for energy policy development. Today African countries are relying heavily on developed country models and expertise.

Considerations are to be given to climate neutrality of cities and industries, using no fossil fuels. Actions should promote the highest standards of transparency in model adoption, including assumptions, architecture, code and data. The outcome of the project should be widely disseminated and all the source codes of the whole model to be open source and open access to stimulate future development. To ensure future uses, African experts in energy and in models development should be full partners in the project.
The project should identify further local training needs. 


Call Total Budget

€5,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project: € 2,50 million

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

  • Legal entities established in all member states of the African Union are exceptionally eligible for Union funding.
  • The consortium must include at least three legal entities from three different African countries.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address:

Contact Persons:

Mr Christakis Theocharous
Scientific Officer A’
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 029
Contact Email:

Mr George Christou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 030
Contact Email:

(Publish Date: 09/02/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation