Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2020 CEF Transport MAP call

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 2020 CEF Transport MAP call for proposals has been published on 15 December 2020 with a total budget of €200 million (€160 million under the 'General envelope' and €40 million under the 'Cohesion envelope').

This call addressed actions related to the funding objective “removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, bridging missing links and, in particular, improving cross-border sections”.

The envisaged actions need to contribute to completing pre-identified projects on the core network corridors and on the other sections of the core network (railways, inland waterways, roads, maritime and inland ports).

The general objective of this call is to prepare for the implementation of TEN-T core network projects by supporting studies, addressing the necessary preparatory steps for the forthcoming infrastructure works. These steps can relate e.g to technical design, permitting procedures and preparation of the tendering process.


Indicative call timeline Date
Call publication 15 December 2020 
Deadline for submission 22 March 2021 

(17:00:00 Brussels time)
Evaluation of proposals April - June 2021 (indicative)
Consultation of the CEF Coordination Committee / Information to the European Parliament July 2021 (indicative)
Adoption of the Selection Decision August 2021 (indicative)
Preparation and signature of individual grant agreements As of August 2021 (indicative)


Work programme Adopted
2020 CEF Transport MAP call - Work Programme - Decision- English version 15 December 2020 
2020 CEF Transport MAP call - Work Programme - Decision - French version 15 December 2020 
2020 CEF Transport MAP call - Work Programme - Decision - German version 15 December 2020 
2020 CEF Transport MAP call - Work Programme - Annex - English version only 15 December 2020 


Call text Last update
2020 CEF Transport MAP call text 15 December 2020 


Application Forms Last update
Application Form Part A - TENtec eSubmission module 15 December 2020
Application Form Part A - Word template
This template is provided for information purposes only.

Electronic submission using the TENtec eSubmission module is mandatory.

15 December 2020
Application Form Part B - Administrative information 15 December 2020
Application Form Part C - Compliance with EU policy and law 15 December 2020
Application Form Part D - Technical and Financial information 15 December 2020
Financial capacity check 15 December 2020


Guidance documents Last update
Guide for applicants 15 December 2020
GIS data submission user guide 15 December 2020
Application checklist 15 December 2020
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 23 February 2021


Background documents & useful information
TEN-T Guidelines
Extension of the TEN-T network to the neighbouring countries
CEF Regulation
EU Financial Regulation


Model grant agreement

Linguistic versions of the model grant agreement should be used for reference purposes only. Only the signed grant agreements should be considered legally binding

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