Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Success for Agency 2010 Info Day and Seminar on Project Finance & PPPs

Creation date: June 3, 2010

The 2010 Info Day organised by the TEN-T Executive Agency on 31 May successfully attracted over 275 participants eager to learn more about the 2010 Calls for Proposals, which were published on 19 May 2010 and make available €172 million between its Multi-Annual and Annual programmes. The event was structured to offer participants maximum information on application process, evaluation criteria, hints and tips for successful applications and a variety of other call-related topics.

 

Presentations in the morning and afternoon were, in fact, tailored to offer an insight into how to conceptualise, build and submit a successful project proposal. To this end many speakers from both the Agency and the European Commission took the floor in order to touch all relevant and necessary aspects (such as, for instance, environmental criteria or the TENtec eSubmission module) related to submitting a proposal for TEN-T funding.

 

The Info Day was followed on Tuesday 1 June by a Seminar on Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) which was geared to offer forum for discussion on TEN-T project finance in general and PPPs in particular. TEN-T current and prospective beneficiaries were treated to a full day of presentations by Agency and European Commission staff as well as specialists from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC).

 

The event attracted over 175 professionals who discussed and debated over the traditional and innovative ways of financing TEN-T projects, with special attention to the role played by PPPs.

 

In similar fashion to all other previous events organised by the TEN-T EA, ample time was left for participants on both days to ask questions and interact with the speakers.