The Commission launched on 28 February 2011 a public consultation on the "Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative" which aims at boosting the funding of projects with long-term revenue potential in line with the Europe 2020 policy priorities.
Trans-European transport networks are cofinanced by the following Community instruments :
- Grants from the Trans-European transport budget (Funding rules)
- Grants from the Cohesion Fund budget, in the countries eligible for its intervention
- Grants from the ERDF, prioritarily on Convergence objective regions
- Loans and guarantees from the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Moreover, TEN-T projects can benefit from the results of the Community Framework Programme on RTD. Can be transferred to the TEN-T policy developments.