Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Calls for Proposals 2009

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.

The 2009 TEN-T Calls for Proposals, launched on 31 March 2009 by the European Commission, and managed by TEN-T EA are closed. See the Projects by Year page for a list of the 2009 projects chosen for funding.



The Calls documents, forms, and FAQs are still available for reference purposes.





Nearly €1 billion of financing was available for European transport infrastructure projects in three separate work programmes:


1.European Economic Recovery Work Programme (€500 million)



This ad hoc programme was adopted in 2009 in the framework of the Commission's European Economic Recovery Plan as a response to the economic and financial crisis facing Europe.


It aimed to give an immediate boost to the European economy by accelerating investments in infrastructure.


€500 millionof TEN-T funds were brought forward to support workswhich were to start in 2009 or 2010 and be largely implemented over this two-year period.



2. Multi-Annual Work Programme (€370 million)


Aimed to finance the highest priorities of the TEN-T network, focusing on three fields in 2009: 

  • Motorways of the Sea (TEN-T Priority Project 21), providing viable alternatives for congested roads by shifting freight to sea routes: maximum €30 million
  • European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS), harmonising European rail signalling systems: maximum €240 million
  • Intelligent Transport Systems for Roads (ITS Roads), using the integration of information and communications technology to create more efficient and safer road transport: maximum €100 million


3. Annual Work Programme (€140 million)


Acted as a flexible complement to the efforts developed under the Multi-Annual Work Programme.This included an amount of €60 million for the Loan Guarantee Instrument. 



Calls timeline


  EERP Call             

Annual Call &            

Multi-Annual Call

Publication of the Calls 31 March 2009 
Info Day 22 April 2009 
Deadline for submission 15 May 2009 
Eligibility check (TEN-T EA) 18-29 May 2009
External evaluation (TEN-T EA) 1-12 June 2009 8-19 June 2009
Selection (DG MOVE) late June 2009 July-August 2009

Consultation of Financial Assistance Committee

July 2009 September-October 2009

European Parliament right of scrutiny 

August-September 2009 October-December 2009
Signature of individual Decisions from October 2009 from January 2010


Work Programmes


  English French German
European Economic Recovery Plan Work Programme  .pdf (35.7 KB)  .pdf (36.6 KB)  .pdf (37.6 KB)
Multi-Annual Work Programme 2009  .pdf (56.6 KB)  .pdf (58.8 KB)  .pdf (59.8 KB)
Annual Work Programme 2009   .pdf (58.8 KB)  .pdf (60.4 KB)  .pdf (58 KB)


Calls for Proposals documents


European Economic Recovery Plan Call for Proposals  .pdf (38.6 KB)

Multi-Annual Call for Proposals: Motorways of the Sea

 .pdf (57.8 KB) 

Multi-Annual Call for Proposals: Intelligent Transport Systems for Roads (ITS Roads)

 .pdf (58.4 KB) 

Multi-Annual Call for Proposals: European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS)

 .pdf (90.3 KB)

Annual Call for Proposals  .pdf (37 KB) 



Guide for Applicants & Application Form Part B


Guide for Applicants  .pdf (405.7 KB)
Application Form Part B1: Administrative Information  .doc (333.5 KB)

Application Form Part B2: Technical and Financial Information

 .doc (269.5 KB)

Application From Part B2: Technical and Financial Information (Unprotected Version)

 .doc (270 KB)



Application Form Part A (TENtec eSubmission) 


TENtec eSubmission User Manual/eSub guidance note - updated version 15 April 2009  .pdf (1035 KB)

Description of ISIC codes

.pdf (214.6 KB)
TENtec application (Windows version) - updated version 29 April  .zip (52.3 MB)

TENtec application (Linux version) - updated version 29 April

(if you have any problems with the file, rename it to esubmission-tool-v2_0-linux.tar.gz after you download it)

TENtec app
 tar.gz (44.6 MB)


Background documents & useful info 


Information note on the reimbursement of the translation costs  .pdf (16.7 KB)
Translation reimbursement form  .doc (35 KB)
Note on the definition of cross-border sections  .pdf (24.1 KB)

TEN Guidelines

TEN Guidelines (DRAFT proposal of consolidated version - recast)

 .pdf (6.8 MB)

 .pdf (12.6 MB)

TEN Regulation  .pdf (93.7 KB)

European Economic Recovery Plan: Communication from the Commission to the Council

 .pdf (84 KB)

Guide to TENs and environmental legislation: Annex 2 of the Commission Staff Working
Document which accompanied COM (2007) Trans-European Networks: Toward an integrated approach

 .pdf (874 KB)

Annual Programme 2009 results

.pdf (1.5 MB)

Multi-Annual Programme 2009 results

.pdf (1.5 MB)
2009 Standard model Decision .pdf (180.8 KB)
Publicity guidelines and logos 
TEN-T Info Day 22 April 2009