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Supporting projects where the EU makes a difference: the CEF mid-term report is published

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.

Creation date: February 14, 2018

The mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has been published yesterday. It assesses the CEF’s overall performance in light of its general and sectoral objectives three and a half years into its implementation. CEF provides funding for trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures, and has an allocated budget of €30.4 billion for the period 2014-2020. 

The conclusions of the evaluation, as well as the on-going consultation on strategic infrastructure funding, will provide recommendations for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework and the next generation of financial programmes.



INEA manages the technical and financial implementation of most of the CEF programme budget. In total, it is expected that INEA will manage a budget of up to €27.4 billion (out of the total €30.4 billion) during 2014-2020.

For more information:

Report on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

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