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2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals

The Calls are now closed!

 

The 2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, published on 11 September 2014, are the first calls under the CEF in the area of transport. CEF Transport is the successor of the TEN-T Programme.

 

€11.93 billion has been allocated for the 2014 CEF Transport Calls.

CEF Transport: General context

The main objective of CEF Transport, as set out in the TEN-T Guidelines, is to help complete the TEN-T Core Network and its Corridors by 2030. A total budget of €22.4 billion has been allocated to co-fund TEN-T projects in the EU Member States for the period 2014-2020: more than three times the amount allocated to the predecessor TEN-T Programme (2007–2013). From this budget, €11.3 billion is reserved for projects in Member States eligible for the Cohesion Fund. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vast majority of CEF funding will be directed at major cross-border projects and projects addressing main bottlenecks on the 9 TEN-T multimodal Core Network Corridors. Each Corridor will benefit from a coordinated implementation — with Corridor Work Plans and an innovative governance structure. The Corridors aim to become genuine forerunners of the Core Network implementation. In addition, funding will also be focussed on traffic management systems, to make the best use of the existing infrastructure. The CEF funds will be awarded mainly in the form of grants, but also through financial instruments. 

 

Multi-Annual and Annual Work Programmes & structure of the calls

The 2014 Multi-Annual (MAP) and Annual (AP) Work Programmes were adopted on 26 March 2014. They detail the priorities and the maximum available budget to be committed for each of the priorities under CEF Transport’s first calls. The calls for proposal are based on the respective Work Programmes.

 

The calls’ structure follows the funding objectives and priorities defined in their respective work programmes. Proposals can be submitted to these calls by one or more Member States or, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, by international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States (and exceptionally in neighbouring countries).

 

The table below details the different Funding Objectives and their priorities.

 

  

2014 ANNUAL WORK PROGRAMME (Call closed)

 

  Funding Objectives Priorities Maximum
available budget*
Annual Call             

#1: Removing bottlenecks and bridging missing links, enhancing rail interoperability, and, in particular, improving cross-border sections

 

#2: Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run, with a view to preparing for expected future transport flows, as well as enabling all modes of transport to be decarbonised through transition to innovative low-carbon and
energy-efficient transport technologies, while optimising safety


#3: Optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes and enhancing the interoperability of transport services, while ensuring the accessibility of transport infrastructures

 

 • Projects on the Core Network                                        
 • Projects on the Comprehensive Network
 • Projects to connect with neighbouring countries
 • Innovation
 • Freight transport services
 • Rail freight noise
 • Telematic applications
 • Accessibility
 • Core Network Nodes
 • Multimodal logistics platform

€930 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2014 MULTI-ANNUAL WORK PROGRAMME (Calls closed)

 

Funding Objective 1   

Removing bottlenecks and bridging missing links, enhancing rail interoperability, and, in particular, improving cross-border sections

 • Core Network Corridors
 • Other sections of the Core Network
 • Rail Interoperability
 • ERTMS

 €6 billion

Funding Objective 2

Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run, with a view to preparing for expected future transport flows, as well as enabling all modes of transport to be decarbonised through transition to innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies, while optimizing safety

 • Innovation
 • Safe and secure infrastructure

 

€250 million

Funding Objective 3

Optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes and enhancing the interoperability of transport services, while ensuring the accessibility of transport infrastructures

 • SESAR
 • RIS
 • ITS for road
 • Motorways of the Sea
 • Core Network Nodes
 • Multimodal logistics platform

€750 million

Specific Call for Cohesion Funds

Cohesion Fund allocation

 

 

 • Core Network Corridors
 • Other sections of the Core Network
 • ERTMS
 • Innovation
 • Safe and secure infrastructure
 • Motorways of the Sea

  €4 billion

 * includes Programme and Support Actions

 

INEA, along with the European Commission, held an Info Day on 9-10 October 2014 to present the political priorities and content of each Call. The Calls are evaluated by independent experts at the INEA offices.

 

If you are interested in becoming such an expert, see the link below!

 

 

 

General info: 

 

CEF Transport 2014 Calls for Proposal overview flyer pdf .pdf (957 KB)
An introduction to the first CEF Transport Calls pdf .pdf (47.3 KB)

CEF Transport contact points of the Member States

(updated 1 December 2014)

pdf .pdf (213.7 KB)
Calls FAQ page