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1. In what capacity are you responding to this consultation?([ID21])
2. Is the entity on whose behalf you are replying registered in the EU Transparency Register? If your organisation is not registered, we invite you to register, although it is not compulsory to be registered to reply to this consultation.  Why a transparency register?([ID18])
2.1. If so, please indicate the registration number in the Transparency Register([ID1])
4. In which country are you located?([ID16])
4.1. If "other", please specify:([ID41])
5. If your projects have already received funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), in which countries are these projects located? (multiple answers are possible)([ID34])
5.1. If "other", please specify:([ID33])
6. In which sector are you working in or related to (multiple answers are possible)?([ID367])
6.1. If "other", please specify:([ID74])
7. How involved are you or your organisation in the CEF Programme?([ID104])
8. Please specify the nature of your involvement in the CEF Programme (multiple answers are possible)?([ID15])
8.1. If "other", please specify:([ID20])
9. Are you interested in contributing to this evaluation in a more in-depth way by participating in future interview?([ID25])
10. Your contribution([ID19])
1. In your opinion, should investments in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications be supported by the EU budget?([ID31])
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks? : Develop the physical transportation, energy and telecommunications infrastructure ([ID106])
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks? : Reduce disparities in social and economic development across the regions of the EU ([ID107])
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks? : Create an environment that attracts private financing to infrastructure projects ([ID108])
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks? : Develop projects that combine infrastructures for transportation, energy and ICT (e.g.: intelligent and sustainable transport systems) ([ID112])
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks? : Improve the competitiveness of the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors on the global market ([ID113])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Removing bottlenecks (capacity improvements) ([ID121])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Bridging missing links, in particular cross-border sections ([ID122])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Enhancing interoperability in all modes ([ID123])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run ([ID124])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Improving safety on the networks ([ID125])
3.1. In the transport sector? : Optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes ([ID126])
3.2. In the energy sector? : Increasing competitiveness by Promoting the further integration of the internal energy market ([ID136])
3.2. In the energy sector? : Increasing competitiveness by promoting the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders ([ID137])
3.2. In the energy sector? : Enhancing the security of the Union’s energy supply ([ID138])
3.2. In the energy sector? : Contributing to the sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy networks and carbon dioxide networks ([ID139])
3.3. In the telecommunications sector? : Increasing competitiveness of the European economy, social and economic growth (including SMEs) in the telecommunications sector ([ID146])
3.3. In the telecommunications sector? : Achieving an effective Digital Single Market ([ID147])
3.3. In the telecommunications sector? : Ensuring non-discriminatory access to broadband networks and digital inclusion ([ID148])
3.3. In the telecommunications sector? : Improvements in daily life for citizens, businesses (including SMEs) & public administrations ([ID149])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : The multi-sectorial dimension (transport, energy and telecom) and potential synergies ([ID156])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for transport ([ID157])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for energy ([ID158])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for telecommunications ([ID159])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Direct purchase of services via procurement for transport ([ID160])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Direct purchase of services via procurement for energy ([ID161])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Direct purchase of services via procurement for telecommunications ([ID162])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for transport ([ID163])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for energy ([ID164])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for telecommunications ([ID165])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for transport ([ID166])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for energy ([ID167])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for telecommunications ([ID168])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for transport ([ID169])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for energy ([ID170])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for telecommunications ([ID171])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for transport ([ID172])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for energy ([ID173])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for telecomunications ([ID174])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Budget appropriations per sector (ex-ante ring-fencing for transport, energy and telecommunications) ([ID175])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for transport ([ID176])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for energy ([ID177])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for telecommunications ([ID178])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : For transport, protection of national allocations in the cohesion envelope until 31/12/2016 ([ID179])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : For transport, level playing field without national allocations for the general envelope ([ID180])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : For transport, early project selection focus on projects that are mature at the beginning of the programming period ([ID181])
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above? (Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm) : For transport and energy, pre-identification of projects for energy and telecoms in the annex of the CEF ([ID182])
5. Please provide any other comment on the relevance of the CEF objectives and features([ID183])
1. To what extent do you agree that the transport, energy and telecommunication sectors face common challenges?([ID135])
1.1. If you agree or strongly agree, please explain to which extent([ID189])
2. In your opinion, is the approach of combining all three sectors under one funding instrument the correct one, or should each sector be funded separately?([ID190])
2.1. Please explain why([ID191])
3. To what extent are the specific objectives of the three CEF sectors referred to in questions B.3.1 to B.3.3 consistent and mutually supportive?([ID192])
3.1. Please explain why([ID193])
4. In your opinion, to what extent is the CEF Programme aligned to and complementary with other EU policy objectives and initiatives in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunication? : Transport ([ID200])
4. In your opinion, to what extent is the CEF Programme aligned to and complementary with other EU policy objectives and initiatives in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunication? : Energy ([ID201])
4. In your opinion, to what extent is the CEF Programme aligned to and complementary with other EU policy objectives and initiatives in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunication? : Telecom ([ID202])
4.1. Please explain which policy initiatives and objectives you refer to([ID205])
5. How would you describe the complementarity between CEF and the following EU funding instruments? : European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) ([ID212])
5. How would you describe the complementarity between CEF and the following EU funding instruments? : European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) ([ID213])
5. How would you describe the complementarity between CEF and the following EU funding instruments? : Cohesion Fund ([ID214])
5. How would you describe the complementarity between CEF and the following EU funding instruments? : Horizon 2020 ([ID215])
5.1. How do you assess the impact on CEF of the creation of the EFSI in 2015?([ID216])
5.2. Please explain why([ID217])
6. To what extent are the CEF-sectorial programmes complementary and coherent with Member States' interventions/initiatives? : In the transport sector ([ID224])
6. To what extent are the CEF-sectorial programmes complementary and coherent with Member States' interventions/initiatives? : In the energy sector ([ID225])
6. To what extent are the CEF-sectorial programmes complementary and coherent with Member States' interventions/initiatives? : In the telecommunications secto ([ID226])
7. Please provide here any other comment on synergies, complementarities or overlaps among CEF Programme components and with other Programmes([ID227])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for transport ([ID243])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for energy ([ID244])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for telecommunications ([ID245])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Remove bottlenecks in networks for transport ([ID246])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Remove bottlenecks in networks for energy ([ID247])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Remove bottlenecks in networks for telecommunications ([ID248])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Bridge the interconnection gaps for transport ([ID249])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Bridge the interconnection gaps for energy ([ID250])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Bridge the interconnection gaps for telecommunications ([ID251])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Promote transnational cooperation for transport ([ID252])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Promote transnational cooperation for energy ([ID253])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Promote transnational cooperation for telecommunications ([ID254])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for transport ([ID255])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for energy ([ID73])
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will... : Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for telecommunications ([ID372])
2. How do you rate the overall added value of the CEF Programme compared to other programmes at national and/or regional level?([ID256])
3. Please provide here any other comment on the EU Added value of the CEF([ID263])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of transport? ([ID267])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of energy? ([ID268])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of telecommunications? ([ID269])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the increase in availability of digital services infrastructures? ([ID270])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the improvement of the economic, social and territorial cohesion in the internal market? ([ID271])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the creation of an environment that attracts private financing to infrastructure projects? ([ID272])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the development of projects presenting synergies across the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors? ([ID273])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the transport sector? ([ID274])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the energy sector? ([ID275])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the telecommunication sector? ([ID276])
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve... : the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy? ([ID277])
2.1 For the Debt Instrument : to contribute to overcoming deficiencies of the European debt capital markets ([ID292])
2.1 For the Debt Instrument : to create additional risk capacity in the entrusted entities ([ID293])
2.1 For the Debt Instrument : to facilitate financing for project companies ([ID294])
2.2. For the Equity Instrument : to contribute to overcoming the deficiencies of European capital markets ([ID304])
3. In what ways could the products offered by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under CEF Debt Instrument (or CEF Equity Instrument, if applicable) be improved to keep them attractive to the market in the long term?([ID305])
4.1. In the transport sector : Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects ([ID313])
4.1. In the transport sector : Transparency in the selection of projects ([ID314])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of financing ([ID315])
4.1. In the transport sector : Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.) ([ID316])
4.1. In the transport sector : Lack of available EU budget ([ID317])
4.1. In the transport sector : Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries ([ID318])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation ([ID319])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time ([ID320])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability ([ID321])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors ([ID322])
4.1. In the transport sector : Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation ([ID323])
4.1. In the transport sector : Creation of market distortions ([ID324])
4.1. In the transport sector : Administrative burden ([ID325])
4.2. In the energy sector : Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects ([ID332])
4.2. In the energy sector : Transparency in the selection of projects ([ID333])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of financing ([ID334])
4.2. In the energy sector : Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.) ([ID335])
4.2. In the energy sector : Lack of available EU budget ([ID336])
4.2. In the energy sector : Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries ([ID337])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation ([ID338])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time ([ID339])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability ([ID340])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors ([ID341])
4.2. In the energy sector : Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation ([ID342])
4.2. In the energy sector : Creation of market distortions ([ID343])
4.2. In the energy sector : Administrative burden ([ID344])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects ([ID351])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Transparency in the selection of projects ([ID352])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of financing ([ID353])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.) ([ID354])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Lack of available EU budget ([ID355])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries ([ID356])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation ([ID357])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time ([ID358])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability ([ID359])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors ([ID360])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation ([ID361])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Creation of market distortions ([ID362])
4.3. In the telecommunications sector : Administrative burden ([ID363])
5. Please provide here any other comment on the implementation of the CEF.([ID265])
1. In your opinion, to what extent is the common management of the 3 sectors under CEF Programme conducive to economies of scale (in terms of project appraisal and management)?([ID285])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : Managing the national envelopes under the Cohesion Fund ([ID374])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : Minimizing the administrative burden ([ID375])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : The allocation of funds in Work Programmes and per priority ([ID376])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : The frequency and duration of calls for proposals ([ID377])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : The application and selection process managed by INEA ([ID378])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : The application and selection process managed by European Investment Bank (EIB) ([ID379])
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled: : The awareness raising and promotion of the programme ([ID393])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Cost efficiency ([ID386])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Financing commitment ([ID387])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Mitigation of refinancing risk ([ID388])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Clear financial close procedure ([ID389])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Process timing ([ID390])
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features? : Blending, with regards to bridging the financing gap ([ID391])
4. Please provide here any other comment on the implementation of the CEF.([ID394])
1. In your opinion, is there still a need to continue financial support from the EU budget for the development of trans-European networks?([ID397])
2. What could the CEF Programme do differently?([ID396])
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1. In what capacity are you responding to this consultation?
2. Is the entity on whose behalf you are replying registered in the EU Transparency Register?
If your organisation is not registered, we invite you to register, although it is not compulsory to be registered to reply to this consultation. 
Why a transparency register?
2.1. If so, please indicate the registration number in the Transparency Register
4. In which country are you located?
4.1. If "other", please specify:
5. If your projects have already received funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), in which countries are these projects located? (multiple answers are possible)
5.1. If "other", please specify:
6. In which sector are you working in or related to (multiple answers are possible)?
6.1. If "other", please specify:
7. How involved are you or your organisation in the CEF Programme?
8. Please specify the nature of your involvement in the CEF Programme (multiple answers are possible)?
8.1. If "other", please specify:
9. Are you interested in contributing to this evaluation in a more in-depth way by participating in future interview?
10. Your contribution
1. In your opinion, should investments in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications be supported by the EU budget?
2. In your opinion, how important is each of the following CEF objectives to the goal of developing trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks?
Develop the physical transportation, energy and telecommunications infrastructure
Reduce disparities in social and economic development across the regions of the EU
Create an environment that attracts private financing to infrastructure projects
Develop projects that combine infrastructures for transportation, energy and ICT (e.g.: intelligent and sustainable transport systems)
Improve the competitiveness of the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors on the global market
3.1. In the transport sector?
Removing bottlenecks (capacity improvements)
Bridging missing links, in particular cross-border sections
Enhancing interoperability in all modes
Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run
Improving safety on the networks
Optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes
3.2. In the energy sector?
Increasing competitiveness by Promoting the further integration of the internal energy market
Increasing competitiveness by promoting the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders
Enhancing the security of the Union’s energy supply
Contributing to the sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by the integration of energy networks and carbon dioxide networks
3.3. In the telecommunications sector?
Increasing competitiveness of the European economy, social and economic growth (including SMEs) in the telecommunications sector
Achieving an effective Digital Single Market
Ensuring non-discriminatory access to broadband networks and digital inclusion
Improvements in daily life for citizens, businesses (including SMEs) & public administrations
4. In your opinion, how determining are the following features of the CEF Programme for addressing the needs presented in question B.2 and the sector specific objectives listed in question B.3 above?
(Loans, guarantee and equity are part of the European Investment Bank financial products where the EU budget can be used for attracting private investment to a project/corporate. See more at : http://femip10.eib.org/products/index.htm)
The multi-sectorial dimension (transport, energy and telecom) and potential synergies
Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for transport
Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for energy
Financing of projects and studies through non-repayable grants for telecommunications
Direct purchase of services via procurement for transport
Direct purchase of services via procurement for energy
Direct purchase of services via procurement for telecommunications
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for transport
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for energy
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Loans for telecommunications
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for transport
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for energy
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Guarantees for telecommunications
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for transport
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for energy
Financing of projects and studies through repayable instruments (use of financial instruments) such as Equity for telecommunications
Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for transport
Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for energy
Central management (work programmes, projects selection done at EU level by the Commission) for telecomunications
Budget appropriations per sector (ex-ante ring-fencing for transport, energy and telecommunications)
Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for transport
Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for energy
Providing technical assistance to help prepare and deliver projects for telecommunications
For transport, protection of national allocations in the cohesion envelope until 31/12/2016
For transport, level playing field without national allocations for the general envelope
For transport, early project selection focus on projects that are mature at the beginning of the programming period
For transport and energy, pre-identification of projects for energy and telecoms in the annex of the CEF
5. Please provide any other comment on the relevance of the CEF objectives and features
1. To what extent do you agree that the transport, energy and telecommunication sectors face common challenges?
1.1. If you agree or strongly agree, please explain to which extent
2. In your opinion, is the approach of combining all three sectors under one funding instrument the correct one, or should each sector be funded separately?
2.1. Please explain why
3. To what extent are the specific objectives of the three CEF sectors referred to in questions B.3.1 to B.3.3 consistent and mutually supportive?
3.1. Please explain why
4. In your opinion, to what extent is the CEF Programme aligned to and complementary with other EU policy objectives and initiatives in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunication?
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Energy
Telecom
4.1. Please explain which policy initiatives and objectives you refer to
5. How would you describe the complementarity between CEF and the following EU funding instruments?
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
Cohesion Fund
Horizon 2020
5.1. How do you assess the impact on CEF of the creation of the EFSI in 2015?
5.2. Please explain why
6. To what extent are the CEF-sectorial programmes complementary and coherent with Member States' interventions/initiatives?
In the transport sector
In the energy sector
In the telecommunications secto
7. Please provide here any other comment on synergies, complementarities or overlaps among CEF Programme components and with other Programmes
1. Compared to what could be achieved without the intervention of CEF, to what extent do you expect the CEF Programme will...
Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for transport
Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for energy
Foster the technical/operational development of cross-border projects for telecommunications
Remove bottlenecks in networks for transport
Remove bottlenecks in networks for energy
Remove bottlenecks in networks for telecommunications
Bridge the interconnection gaps for transport
Bridge the interconnection gaps for energy
Bridge the interconnection gaps for telecommunications
Promote transnational cooperation for transport
Promote transnational cooperation for energy
Promote transnational cooperation for telecommunications
Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for transport
Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for energy
Stimulate an acceleration of investments in the area of Trans-European networks for telecommunications
2. How do you rate the overall added value of the CEF Programme compared to other programmes at national and/or regional level?
3. Please provide here any other comment on the EU Added value of the CEF
1. Do you expect the CEF Programme to effectively achieve...
the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of transport?
the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of energy?
the development of modern and high-performing trans-European networks for/in the area of telecommunications?
the increase in availability of digital services infrastructures?
the improvement of the economic, social and territorial cohesion in the internal market?
the creation of an environment that attracts private financing to infrastructure projects?
the development of projects presenting synergies across the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors?
the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the transport sector?
the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the energy sector?
the improvement of the competitiveness on global markets of the telecommunication sector?
the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy?
2.1 For the Debt Instrument
to contribute to overcoming deficiencies of the European debt capital markets
to create additional risk capacity in the entrusted entities
to facilitate financing for project companies
2.2. For the Equity Instrument
to contribute to overcoming the deficiencies of European capital markets
3. In what ways could the products offered by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under CEF Debt Instrument (or CEF Equity Instrument, if applicable) be improved to keep them attractive to the market in the long term?
4.1. In the transport sector
Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects
Transparency in the selection of projects
Obstacles relating to the granting of financing
Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.)
Lack of available EU budget
Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries
Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation
Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time
Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability
Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors
Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation
Creation of market distortions
Administrative burden
4.2. In the energy sector
Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects
Transparency in the selection of projects
Obstacles relating to the granting of financing
Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.)
Lack of available EU budget
Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries
Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation
Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time
Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability
Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors
Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation
Creation of market distortions
Administrative burden
4.3. In the telecommunications sector
Capacity to identify/propose eligible projects
Transparency in the selection of projects
Obstacles relating to the granting of financing
Lack of involvement/investment from the private sector (e.g. public-private partnerships, etc.)
Lack of available EU budget
Lack of available budget for the national funding/from the beneficiaries
Obstacles relating to the granting of permits/regulation
Obstacles in delivering complex (cross-border) infrastructures on time
Obstacles in improving compatibility between the different systems used in each sector in order to achieve interoperability
Obstacles in creating/exploiting synergies between sectors
Obstacles in reflecting changes in the technological development and innovation
Creation of market distortions
Administrative burden
5. Please provide here any other comment on the implementation of the CEF.
1. In your opinion, to what extent is the common management of the 3 sectors under CEF Programme conducive to economies of scale (in terms of project appraisal and management)?
2. In your opinion, how efficiently are the following aspects of the implementation of the CEF Programme handled:
Managing the national envelopes under the Cohesion Fund
Minimizing the administrative burden
The allocation of funds in Work Programmes and per priority
The frequency and duration of calls for proposals
The application and selection process managed by INEA
The application and selection process managed by European Investment Bank (EIB)
The awareness raising and promotion of the programme
3. For the projects you are involved in, to what extent do you appreciate the following features?
Cost efficiency
Financing commitment
Mitigation of refinancing risk
Clear financial close procedure
Process timing
Blending, with regards to bridging the financing gap
4. Please provide here any other comment on the implementation of the CEF.
1. In your opinion, is there still a need to continue financial support from the EU budget for the development of trans-European networks?
2. What could the CEF Programme do differently?
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