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Funding 2007-2013

The period 2007 – 2013 saw a significant increase in the TEN-T budget compared to the previous periods. Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 provided the basis for the first multi-annual programme (MAP) which reflected the special needs of the priority projects – complex cross-border projects of relatively long implementation periods and high cost. Foreseeability in terms of EU contributions was vital for them in setting up their investment plans. The overwhelming part of the MAP funds was concentrated on the priority projects – which significantly contributed to the progress made (e.g. start of works on the Brenner Base Tunnel; significant progress in the preparation of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link).

A mid-term review of the 2007-2013 multi-annual work programme (MAP) was carried out to see if objectives were being met and to ensure value for money was being achieved. This so-called MAP project portfolio review was based on a review of the progress of individual projects. These projects include some of the most ambitious and complex ones across Europe as well as long-term projects with specific and exceptional difficulties.

The mid-term review looked at a total of 92 projects selected under the 2007 calls for proposals and which were originally foreseen to be completed by the year 2013. The 92 projects account for approximately two-thirds of the total TEN-T budget (€5.301 billion out of a total €8.013 billion) and 78% of the total MAP for the entire 2007-2013 period. The total budgeted cost of these projects is €32.647 billion. Therefore, the TEN-T budget accounts for approximately 16% of the projects' budgeted costs. For the assessment, review panels composed of external experts and internal experts from European Commission services evaluated each individual project to see if any further action was needed. An internal review panel was established to analyse these findings.

List of individual projects examined under the 2007-2013 Mid-Term Review  

The period 2007 – 2013 saw a significant increase in the TEN-T budget compared to the previous periods. Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 provided the basis for the first multi-annual programme (MAP) which reflected the special needs of the priority projects – complex cross-border projects of relatively long implementation periods and high cost. Foreseeability in terms of EU contributions was vital for them in setting up their investment plans. The overwhelming part of the MAP funds was concentrated on the priority projects – which significantly contributed to the progress made (e.g. start of works on the Brenner Base Tunnel; significant progress in the preparation of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link).