Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Great success for TEN-T INFO DAY

Creation date: April 24, 2009

The Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency organised the TEN-T INFO DAY on Wednesday 22 April 2009 (9.00 to 17.00) in Brussels with the aim of providing background information regarding the 2009 Calls for Proposals managed by the Agency. The event, which was attended by over 330 participants from the public and private sector, offered a unique occasion to acquire additional information on the Calls as well as a networking opportunity for all stakeholders.

 

A series of keynote presentations, delivered by speakers from both the Agency as well as other Commission departments, was aimed at acquainting the audience with the general operations of the TEN-T EA before detailing the 2009 Calls process. Each presentation was followed by a short Q&A session to enable participants to field questions.

 

The event was opened by TEN-T EA Executive Director Dirk Beckers, who welcomed all before giving a short presentation on the TEN-T EA and its role. He was followed on the floor by Jonathan Scheele, Director for Transport, Logistics, TEN-T and Co-modality at DG Energy and Transport, providing general information regarding the 2009 Calls especially in light of the European Economic Recovery Plan.

 

They were followed by presentations on the European Economic Recovery Plan Call, the Annual Call, Multi-Annual Call, Environmental Criteria, TENtec e-Submission tool and Evaluation among others. Mr Beckers then moderated a panel comprised of the day's speakers to answer additional questions before finally signing off the day with a few closing remarks.

 

The 2009 Calls, which were launched by the TEN-T EA on 31 March 2009, have a deadline to submit proposals fixed at 15 May 2009. This year's Calls will see the allocation of over €1 billion of funding under three main budgetary lines:

  • European Economic Work Programme (€500 m)
  • Multi-Annual Work Programme (€370 m)
  • Annual Work Programme (€140 m)

To know more about this topic please visit the 2009 Calls for Proposals and INFO DAY pages on the TEN-T EA website. All the presentations given on the day as well as pictures and video will be available for download.