Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Dates for 2010 Calls Info Day & Project Finance including PPP Workshop announced

Creation date: March 22, 2010

The TEN-T Executive Agency will hold the 2010 Calls Info Day on Monday 31 May and Tuesday 1 June at the Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium.


On Monday 31 May, similar to last year's Info Day, the event will present the priorities for both the Annual and Multi-Annual Calls. The 2010 Multi-Annual Calls will be in the fields of Motorways of the Seas*) and River Information Services. These are in addition to the ATM/FABs Call, which was launched on 16 February.


Unlike previous years, this year's Annual Call* will focus on three priorities:


- Priority 1: Promote the development of an integrated and environmentally friendly transport system (indicative budget: €30 million)


- Priority 2: Accelerate/facilitate the implementation of TEN-T projects (studies for all modes, works for mature projects notably in the rail and IWW sectors, as well as projects supporting the Single European Sky policy) (indicative budget: €40 million)


- Priority 3: Support Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) (indicative budget: €7 million)


Information about key environmental requirements, evaluation process, forms and criteria, hints and tips to increase your chances of being funded, as well as a presentation of the online proposal submission tool will also take place.


On Tuesday 1 June a project finance workshop related to Priority 3, in the same venue, will provide a forum for discussion on TEN-T project finance in general and PPPs in particular. It will give TEN-T beneficiaries and applicants an opportunity to reflect on their own project portfolio and the role PPPs could play in its development.


Presentations will be delivered by DG MOVE, the Agency's Financial Engineering sector, the EIB and EPEC (the European PPP Expertise Centre, a joint EC-EIB undertaking). To provide further support and encouragement, there will be expert practitioners addressing practical aspects to consider when undertaking feasibility studies for projects with PPP potential. For further inspiration, there will be guest speakers presenting best practice examples of PPPs.


Registrations will open during April, but in the meantime stay informed by regularly checking the Calls 2010 and Events pages of our website!


* subject to adoption of the work programme by the competent authorities