Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

CEF Blending call budget increased

Creation date: November 8, 2017

A corrigendum to the 2017 CEF Transport Blending call has been published, following the amendment of the 2017 CEF Transport Multi-annual Work Programme adopted by the European Commission on 8 November 2017.

The corrigendum has a particular impact in the priority 'Innovation and new technologies" in all transport modes', and is now available on the call page.

What are the changes?

- Budget: The total amount of funding available for this call is being increased from €1 billion to €1.35 billion. The increase corresponds to a higher indicative budget for the priority "Innovation and New technologies" (from €140 to €490 million).

- Size of projects: with the corrigendum, the current requirement in terms of minimum total eligible costs for the project (in excess of €10 million) is being lowered for the proposals submitted under the priority 'Innovation and New technologies'. The new threshold is €5 million.

- EFSI approval: in addition to projects with cross-border impact, projects addressing bottlenecks and projects in Cohesion Member-States, proposals submitted under the 'Innovation and New Technologies' priority will also be exempted from the conditionality on grant disbursement associated with EFSI approval.

INEA also reminds that the second cut-off date for the submission of proposals has recently been extended to 12 April 2018 (2nd cut-off date).

The evaluation of proposals submitted by the first cut-off date (14 July 2017) is ongoing.

More information is available on the call page.