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2015 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

The 2015 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, published on 5 November 2015, make €7.6 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector.


These calls are now closed (deadline 16 February 2016).


The results of the 2015 CEF Transport calls have been announced on 8 July 2016. Please also see the proposal for the selection of projects.


Consult the selection Decision by the European Commission


Calls for Proposals




Cohesion Call

Cohesion Fund allocation


Addresses all priorities. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are addressed only under this call. This call is open only to projects in EU Member States eligible for the Cohesion Fund.

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


  • Corridors of the Core Network (*)
  • Other Sections of the Core Network (*)
  • Rail Interoperability (*)
  • European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • New Technologies and Innovation
  • Safe and Secure Infrastructure
  • Single European Sky – SESAR
  • River Information Services (RIS)
  • Intelligent Transport Services for Road (ITS)
  • Motorways of the Sea (MoS)
  • Transport infrastructure in nodes of the Core Network
  • Multimodal logistics platforms


 €6.47 billion

General Call

General envelope


Addresses all priorities, except those marked with an asterisk (*). This call is open to all EU Member States.

€1.09 billion



INEA held a virtual Info Day on 30 November 2015 in Brussels 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 information


CEF Transport contact points of the Member States

Available here
Calls FAQ page Available here
Calls flyer Available here

Proposal Checklist

Available here