Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

How to apply

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.

Application process

  1. Identify the relevant open call and priority
  2. Read the call documentation and prepare your proposal
  3. Submit your application online
  4. You will be informed of the outcome of the evaluation in due time


Evaluation and Selection

After the call deadline, submitted proposals are assessed on the basis of eligibility, selection and award criteria. INEA carries out the evaluation of the eligible proposals, supported by independent experts. Once the list of proposals recommended for funding is formally approved by the Commission, successful applicants are invited by INEA to prepare and sign individual grant agreements. INEA then works closely with the beneficiary on the technical and financial project implementation.
For more information, please consult the individual call pages.



Two legal documents guide the allocation of the EU financial support in the transport sector and provide information about the specific types of projects which can be funded and at which funding rate:

  1. TEN-T Guidelines: Regulation (EU) 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network
  2. CEF Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility